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PIA throws out IFA who forged signature

The PIA has terminated the individual registration of Christopher David

Cundell, a director with IFA Wilman & Lodge Financial Services of 12 Otley

Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

The regulator says Cundell forged the signature of a client on a document

he submitted to the PIA ombudsman. He did so without the client&#39s knowledge

and with the ultimate objective of seeking to ensure the client&#39s claim to

the ombudsman would fail.

The PIA says taking disciplinary action of this nature is quite rare and

cannot cite a similar instance in the last three years.

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