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October 1, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit official checks drawn on Banner Bank, Walla Walla, Washington, are in circulation.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Banner Bank, Walla Walla, Washington, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit instruments include the bank's routing number of 323371076. While these items appear quite similar to the bank's genuine cashier's checks, the logo is larger and the phone number is not listed on the counterfeit items. In addition, the print fonts and item spacing are different. Attached are examples of a counterfeit item and a genuine check (void).

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

Mr. Mike Powers
Sr. Vice President, Security
Banner Bank
10 South First Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Telephone: (509) 526-8744
FAX: (509) 526-8755
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)

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Last Updated 10/01/2003 communications@fdic.gov