Jonathan “Jay” Warren Brooks, of Aiken, South Carolina, was arrested on one count of securities fraud on Friday, July, 19th., according to a news release from South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson. The arrest warrant claims that Brooks collected investment money for a fictional entity, the “Charles Howell Trust,” and took the money for his personal use.

Jonathan Brooks was assigned a surety bond of $500,000 during a hearing in the Richland County General Sessions Court.

Securities fraud is a felony, which carries a possible punishment of up to 10 years and/or a fine of not more than $50,000.

According to FINRA’s BrokerCheck, Jonathan W Brooks was previously registered with FINRA at the following brokerage firms:

HIGH STREET SECURITIES, INC.
CRD# 104201
HOT SPRINGS, AR
12/2011 – 11/2012

SICOR SECURITIES INC
CRD# 16195
AIKEN, SC
09/2009 – 11/2011

SECURITIES AMERICA, INC.
CRD# 10205
DALLAS, TX
11/2008 – 02/2009

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