RBC Wealth fires advisor following kidnapping charges

Investment advisor was arrested for reportedly assaulting two women in separate incidents

RBC Wealth fires advisor following kidnapping charges

An RBC Wealth Management financial advisor in Florida has reportedly been fired after he was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, and other charges.

Citing the Broward Sheriff’s office, local news outlet Parkland Talk has reported that on July 5, Scott Jay Matalon attacked a woman he’d been dating for two months. After a four-hour argument, he reportedly threw the woman into the shallow end of a pool, then struck her several times inside his home, injuring her arms, left leg, and right hand.

She reportedly managed to get away and tried to get help from a neighbour, but he caught up to her and “forcefully carried her back to his residence,” which was reportedly captured on video through the neighbour’s doorbell camera.

When deputies arrived at Matalon’s house and repeatedly knocked on his front door, he purportedly kept her in a closet and pressed his forearm against her throat, preventing her from calling for help. Eventually, the deputies went inside through an unlocked door; at that point, they reported seeing the woman running and Matalon giving chase. He was arrested and taken to Broward Sheriff’s Office Jail and subsequently released on bond, according to Parkland Talk.

Three weeks prior to that, he was reportedly arrested by Police in Boca Raton on charges of domestic battery. In that case a woman reportedly told police in a sworn video statement dated June 15 that Matalon had been her boyfriend for two months, and that he had been physically abusing her.

“[T]oday, Matalon kicked her off her bed, causing her to fly off the bed and hit her back against a dresser,” according to an arrest affidavit quoted by Parkland Talk. Citing court records, the news outlet said Matalon was also released on bond.

“Mr. Matalon’s employment at RBC was terminated at the conclusion of an investigation,” said a spokesperson for RBC Wealth.


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