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SA-51-2003
September 3, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Official Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on First National Bank of Abilene, Abilene, Texas, are in circulation.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on First National Bank of Abilene, Abilene, Texas, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit instruments include the bank's routing number of 111301122 and appear to be exact duplicates of the bank's genuine checks. The bank modified its cashier's checks by revising its logo after becoming aware of the counterfeit instruments. Attached are examples of the bank's previous cashier's check (void) and the bank's new cashier's check (void).

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

Mr. Paul J. Gibson
Security & Compliance Officer
First National Bank of Abilene
400 Pine Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
Telephone: (325) 627-7116
FAX: (325) 627-7385

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
Director

Attachment (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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