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Broker Stephen Kipp Suspended by FINRA

Stephen KippCalifornia-based NPB Financial Group broker/adviser Stephen Kipp is the subject of a regulatory sanction and a customer complaint. The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Kipp (CRD# 1255862).

Stephen Kipp has spent 31 years in the securities industry and has been registered with NPB Financial Group in Ventura, California since August 2015. Previous registrations include NPB Financial Group in Ventura, California (2010-2015); National Planning Corporation in Ventura, California (2000-2010); Associated Securities in Boston, Massachusetts (1990-2000); Bateman Eichler Hill Richards (1987-1990); Dean Witter Reynolds (1984-1987); and Bretcourt Securities Corporation (1984). He is a registered broker and investment adviser in California.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Stephen Kipp is the subject of one regulatory sanction and one customer complaint, and resigned from his position at National Planning Corporation.

In 2014 FINRA sanctioned Stephen Kipp following allegations he permitted an assistant at his member firm, National Planning Corporation, to affix his signature to documents that would become firm business records, causing the firm to unknowingly maintain falsified business records. Mr. Kipp was issued a fine of $8,000 and a 20-day suspension.

In 2012 a customer alleged Stephen Kipp, while employed at National Planning Corporation, acted negligently, committed fraud, and breached his fiduciary duty. The complaint settled in 2014 for $50,000.

In 2010 Stephen Kipp was “permitted to resign” from National Planning Corporation following allegations he allowed an assistant to sign firm-related documents on his behalf.

If you or someone you know has lost money investing with Stephen Kipp, call the securities and investment fraud law firm 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: Fitapelli Kurta 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.

This information is based on publicly available documents provided by FINRA on March 21, 2016.

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