Longtime Fredericton real estate manager found 'unsuitable' to hold a license: Province

Government says a longtime Fredericton real estate manager convicted of shoplifting has been found unsuitable to hold a license by the Financial and Consumer Services Commission. 

A news release from the province says Alaina Nicholson, the acting director of consumer affairs, made the decision after Siew Lan Hong Mulligan’s criminal conviction was brought to the commission’s attention. 

According to the Real Estate Agents Act, Mulligan was immediately required to disclose her conviction to the regulator.

The release says the regulator considered integrity to be an important attribute for real estate managers as they are acting on behalf of consumers who are making large financial decisions. 

The regulator found Mulligan's lack of disclosure of the conviction and the conviction itself spoke to her integrity and her unsuitability to hold a licence.