According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor Jesse Krapf (Krapf), currently employed by Benchmark Investments, Inc. (Benchmark Investments) has been subject to at least one customer complaint and two debt related judgements or tax liens. According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), most of Krapf’s customer complaints allege that Krapf made was negligent and breached his fiduciary duty to the customer.
In October 2018 a customer filed a complaint alleging that Krapf violated the securities laws including negligence and breach of fiduciary duty causing $500,000 in damages. The claim is currently pending.
Krapf also has two unsatisfied debts including a $3,247 tax lien from May 2015. The fact that a broker cannot manage his own personal finances is material information for a client to consider. In addition, the types of products clients have alleged were unsuitable are high commission products that may be recommended to generate high profits for the advisor at the expense of the client.