UBS Broker in Maine Put on Leave After ‘Peeping-Tom’ Arrest
A UBS broker in Portland, Maine, has been placed on leave after being arrested for using his cell phone to film a woman in a fitting room of a Cape Cod clothing store.
Benjamin Clark was arrested in May in Martha’s Vineyard and charged with unlawful sexual surveillance and disorderly conduct, according to local news reports. A pretrial hearing is set for August 22, a court officer in Edgartown, Mass. told k-tcc.
According to , Clark denied the allegations and told police that he was “pointing at some shoes he intended to purchase.” The paper identified him as a 43-year-old wealth advisor who was on vacation with his wife and daughter, and posted a fuzzy photo of him taken on the store’s security camera. It did not name his employer.
Clark could not be reached for comment.
His accounts are being covered by two associates on the five-person Bayside Wealth Management team that Clark leads in Portland, Maine, a person at his office said. The person would not discuss client or community reaction to the reports of his arrest, or say when he might return to work.
describes Clark as “one of a select few financial advisors to have earned the title of Wealth Advisor” at UBS. It also says that Barron’s ranked him as Maine’s top advisor in 2010.
A UBS spokesman was not immediately able to comment on Clark’s status nor on how many brokers have the Wealth Advisor title.
Barron’s widely cited rankings included Clark among its top 1200 financial advisors nationally four times, according to the broker’s website biography. The magazine’s 2015 state rankings said he managed $350 million of client assets.
Clark began his brokerage career at Fidelity Brokerage Services in 1995, and has been with UBS and predecessor firm McDonald Investments and Key Investments since July 1998, according to Finra’s BrokerCheck database.