A British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) panel has permanently banned Larry Keith Davis from B.C.’s capital markets for fraud. In June 2016, the panel found that Davis, a Victoria, B.C. resident, committed fraud when he purported to sell an investor shares in a company that he did not own and instead used the investor’s money on personal expenses. He has also been ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $15,000.
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Davis led the investor to believe that he owned shares in a U.S.-based company and that she could purchase the shares through him. The investor paid Davis money for shares, which he instead deposited into his personal bank account and used on personal expenses. The panel found that Davis did not own any shares in the company at the time of either investment or at any subsequent time.
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