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FINRA Bars Thomas Barton Following Forgery Allegations

Feb 28, 2022 Barred Broker

Thomas Barton (CRD #:6908590), a broker formerly registered with Mutual Of Omaha Investor Services, has been barred by FINRA, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on February 16, 2022. 

FINRA Bar

This bar stems from allegations that Thomas Barton electronically signed the names of individuals on insurance policy applications without their prior permission and submitted the forged applications to an insurance company. He allegedly designated his own bank account for the automatic premium payments on each application. None of the three individuals allegedly authorized Thomas Barton to sign their names on the applications, and none of them had discussed purchasing insurance through him.

After one of the individuals contacted the insurance company and inquired about why she and her spouse had been issued policies, Thomas Barton allegedly claimed that the policies had been issued by mistake. He also allegedly failed to disclose the third unauthorized application.

FINRA Rule 2010 

Forgery is inconsistent with just and equitable principles of trade and violates FINRA Rule 2010, which states that brokers must uphold high standards of commercial honor.

You can read the full copy of the bar here.

Employment Termination Details

On April 27, 2021, Mutual of Omaha Investor Services fired Thomas Barton after he allegedly falsified information and failed to follow e-signature procedures.

Background Information

Thomas Barton has passed the following exams:

  • Series 65 - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
  • SIE - Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 6TO - Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination

Besides Mutual Of Omaha Investor Services, Thomas Barton has also worked with Cambridge Investment Research (CRD#:39543).

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