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September 3, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Official Checks
Summary: Counterfeit official checks drawn on Nevada State Bank, Las Vegas, Nevada, are reported to be in circulation.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit official checks drawn on Nevada State Bank, Las Vegas, Nevada, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit instruments include the bank's routing number of 122043149. The counterfeit items are very similar in general layout and appearance to the bank's genuine official checks. A copy of a genuine check (void) and an example of a counterfeit item are attached for your review.

Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Ms. Dee Hollenbeck
Security Manager
Nevada State Bank
P.O. Box 990
Las Vegas, Nevada 89125-0990
Telephone: (702) 855-4640
FAX: (702) 855-4664

Information about this financial institution or these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

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Michael J. Zamorski

Attachment (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342, option 5, or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 09/03/2003 communications@fdic.gov