Nelson, John R. Jr., Newman Lake. December 15, 2011.
Violation: Failure to maintain compliance with the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for renewal of the CPA license.
Sanctions: Nelson agreed to the retirement of his CPA license, pay a $1,000 fine, and reimburse the Board $500 for investigative and legal costs. Prior to renewal/reactivation of Nelson’s license, Nelson must make a complete application and comply with all conditions for renewal including satisfactorily documenting the completion of CPE. Nelson may not use the CPA title in any way while the CPA license is retired.
Hillis, Jolene, Gig Harbor. November 15, 2011.
Violation: Two cases of failure to return client records after clients’ reasonable notice.
Sanctions: Board reprimand in each case; CPA must pay a $2,000 fine ($1,000 for each complaint) and reimburse the Board $800 investigation and legal costs ($400 for each complaint). Board Orders, ACB-1323 and ACB-1324.
Hyde, Scott, Bellevue. October 22, 2011.
Violation: Misrepresentation in filing an application for renewal of CPA license; failure to maintain compliance with the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for renewal of the CPA license.
Sanctions:Hyde must pay a $1,115 fine and reimburse the Board $250 investigation and legal; complete 52 hours of CPE by December 31, 2011, for application to the 2007/2009 CPE reporting period; complete 30 hours of CPE during each calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2012 through December 31, and complete four hours of CPE in a Board approved course in ethics and regulation during the period October 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. Board Order.