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September 16, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Money Orders
Summary: Counterfeit money orders drawn on First United Bank, Crete, Illinois, are in circulation.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit money orders drawn on First United Bank, Crete, Illinois, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit money orders have the institution's routing number of 071923750, display the bank's name in the upper left corner, and are titled "Money Order." The bank's genuine money orders display the bank's name in the bottom left corner and are titled "Personal Money Order." An example of a counterfeit instrument and an example of a genuine money order are attached for your review.

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

Ms. Mary Beth Stout
Security Officer
First United Bank
700 W Exchange Street
Crete, Illinois 60417
Telephone: (708) 754-6161, ext. 246
FAX: (708) 754-5931
Information concerning 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

Attachments (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 09/16/2003 communications@fdic.gov