Disciplinary actions: Real estate brokers and managing brokers

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

October 2016

Debbie Biggs — Aberdeen

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Failure to maintain adequate records, conversion of trust funds, failure to supervise staff and provide documents to the Department.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended for 3 years, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 5 years. Relinquish all property management contracts and fined $2,000 due within 9 months.

Jackie T. Nguyen — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Kept designated broker from accessing firm records. Failure to answer transfer application questions truthfully. Failure to report judgments to Department.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years and fined $1,000 due within 1 year.

Jae H. So — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Agreed to Stipulation to Disbarment by WSBA.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 5 years.

August 2016

Jill Billings — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Acceptance of referral fees paid outside of real estate firm. Failure to keep or deliver transaction documents to designated broker.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker license suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years and fined $1,500 due within 9 months.

Ronny T. Wilson — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Failure to keep or deliver transaction documents to designated broker timely. Failure to deliver earnest money within 2 business days of mutual acceptance.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker license suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years and fined $1,500 due within 9 months.

July 2016

Frank Lopez — Yakima

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Acceptance of commission paid outside of real estate firm. Failure to cooperate with Department.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker license suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years and fined $500 due within 1 year.

June 2016

Renee Rouleau — Fircrest

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Failure to keep and/or maintain adequate records. Failure to provide documentation to Department. Failure to use reasonable skill and care.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License is suspended for 5 years.

Bryce Sheldon — Puyallup

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct – Theft in the Second Degree.
  • Action: Must be in compliance with treatment program for at least 1 year and shall retake required education courses for re-licensure.

Derek Stebner — Bellingham

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Failed to maintain security deposits and rental funds in trust accounts. Failed to provide documents to the Department.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License revoked for 3 years.

Angela K. Barnes — Shelton

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Production of false document.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years and fined $1,000, due within 1 year.

Michael J. Whitney — Mount Vernon

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Embezzlement of funds.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 5 years.

May 2016

Edward Flanigan — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Misrepresentation of lease agreements.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years.

April 2016

Jessica Martin — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Submitted false continuing education certification.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, 30 days actual, with the remaining 335 days to be stayed for 3 years; and assessed a fine of $2,500.

March 2016

Richard S. Brown — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Misrepresentation of client funds; failed to deliver earnest money.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 3 years; and assessed a fine of $2,500.

Cheryl Rivera — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Conviction for theft in first degree.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 10 years.

February 2016

James Parker — Spokane

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Failed to maintain property management records.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 5 years; assessed a fine of $1,500; and shall complete a course in Real Estate Broker Supervision.

Luping Fan — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Conducted property management services outside the brokerage.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended for 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; and shall complete a course in Real Estate Broker Practices and Real Estate Fundamentals.

Doug R. White — Redmond

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Conviction for identity theft and mortgage fraud.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License revoked for 10 years.

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