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Chris Keelin: $250K Complaint Against Money Concepts Advisor
Alabaster, Alabama financial advisor Chris Keelin (CRD# 1455741) has received an investor complaint alleging he made misrepresentations that resulted in six-figure damages. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that he is a broker registered with Money Concepts Capital Corp.
Mr. Keelin’s BrokerCheck report discloses two investor complaints. The most recent, filed in July 2022, alleges that as a representative of Money Concepts Capital Corp., he misrepresented and recommended unsuitable investments. The pending complaint alleges damages of $250,000. In a comment on the disclosure, Mr. Keelin denied the allegations, writing: “I disagree with this statement of claim and will vigorously defend myself.”
A second investor complaint, filed in 2019, alleged that as a representative of Money Concepts Capital Corp., Mr. Keelin breached contract and violated securities law when he used the proceeds of a home equity loan to invest in GPB Automotive “with the promise the investment would generate a 8% return dividends.” In 2020 the complaint reached a settlement of $75,000.
According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Chris Keelin holds 25 years of securities industry experience. Based in Alabaster, Alabama, he has been a broker with Money Concepts Capital Corp. since 2009. His past registrations include Commonwealth Capital Securities (Clearwater, Florida; 2008-2009), Citigroup Global Markets (Birmingham, Alabama; 2004-2007), Morgan Stanley DW (Purchase, New York; 1999-2004), Vam Kampen Funds (Houston, Texas; 1997-1999), and Dean Witter Reynolds (Purchase, New York; 1995-1998). His credentials include the passage of seven securities industry qualifying exams: the General Securities Sales Supervisor – Options Module Examination, or Series 9; the General Securities Sales Supervisor – General Module Examination, or Series 10; the General Securities Sales Supervisor – General Module Examination, or Series 7; the Futures Managed Funds Examination, or Series 31; the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, or SIE; the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination, or Series 63; and the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination, or Series 65. He is licensed in Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. (Information current as of August 18, 2022.)
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