The cantonrep.com is reporting that Vicki L. Perchinske, a former FirstMerit Bank financial advisor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on the charge of bank embezzlement. Additionally, documents publicly available from FINRA.org state that Ms. Perchinske is the named respondent on a FINRA complaint.
The complaint filed with FINRA alleges that Ms. Perchinske “made improper use of…$430,420.71 in funds from customers” and these funds were allegedly “deposited into Perchinske’s bank account.”
The cantonrep.com notes that “federal prosecutors said Perchinske took $534,799 from clients.” Further the article states that the investigation began when “family members of an 86-year-old nursing home resident reported $55,000 was missing from the woman’s bank accounts.” The investigation went on to reveal a series of alleged incidents involving some of FirstMerit’s elderly customers.
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