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Michael Pina: PFS Rep Resigns; Admits Borrowing Client Funds

Michael PinaPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on April 26, 2019 indicate that former Florida-based PFS Investments broker Michael Pina, who has received a customer dispute, recently resigned from his former employer in connection to alleged rule violations and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from customers who have complaints regarding Mr. Pina (CRD# 5922058).

Michael Pina has spent five years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with PFS Investments in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2013-2019). He has no previous registrations. He has passed two securities industry examinations: SIE (Securities Industry Essentials Examination), which he obtained on October 1, 2018; and Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination), which he obtained on September 5, 2013. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint and recently resigned from his former employer in connection to alleged rule violations.

In March 2019 he was “permitted to resign” from his position at PFS Investments in connection to allegations he admitted borrowing $20,000 from a client at his member firm.

In February 2019 a customer alleged Michael Pina, while employed at PFS Investments, took a $20,000 check from her “for what she believed to be an investment.” The complaint settled for $20,000.

If you or someone you know has lost money investing with Michael Pina or PFS Investments, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be eligible to recoup your losses. Fitapelli Kurta accepts all cases on a contingency basis: we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.

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