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Former Thrivent Investment Management Broker, Arlyn Stokesbary, Barred By FINRA For Allegedly Exercising Discretion In Customer Accounts Without Authorization

Arlyn Stokesbary (CRD # 1717430) is a former Financial Advisor at Thrivent Investment Management, Inc. in Slayton, MN.  Arlyn Stokesbary has been in the securities industry since 1987 and previously worked at Lutheran Brotherhood Securities, Corp. 

According to publicly available records released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), in August 2019, FINRA suspended Arlyn Stokesbary from acting as a broker for exercising “discretion in customers’ accounts without written authorization from the customers and without acceptance of the accounts as discretionary by his member firm.”

For a copy of the FINRA sanction, click https://www.finra.org/sites/default/files/fda_documents/2018059898701%20Arlyn%20Roy%20Stokesbary%20CRD%201717430%20%20AWC%20va.pdf.

Thrivent Investment Management “discharged” Arlyn Stokesbary in August 2018 for “failing to discontinue improper trading practices in commission-based Brokerage Accounts after being educated.”

For a copy of Arlyn Stokesbary’s CRD, click https://brokercheck.finra.org/individual/summary/1717430.

Financial advisors have a legal and regulatory obligation to recommend only suitable investments that are appropriate for their clients’ needs and objectives. Their employing brokerage firm has a legal and regulatory obligation to supervise the Financial Advisors’ sales practices and dealings with clients.  To the extent any of these duties are breached, the customer may be entitled to a recovery of his or her investment losses.  

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