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SA-21-2004
March 22, 2004


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on City Bank & Trust Company, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and Citizens Bank of Lafayette, Lafayette, Tennessee, are in circulation.

City Bank & Trust Company, Natchitoches, Louisiana, has reported to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that counterfeit cashier's checks are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments are drawn upon the bank and display the bank's routing number of 111102949. The counterfeit instruments closely resemble the bank's genuine checks; however, a photocopy of an authentic check will display "VOID" across the face of the check. A copy of a counterfeit check and a copy of an authentic official check (void) are attached for your review.

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

      Mr. Mickey Hennigan
      Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
      City Bank & Trust Company
      P.O. Box 246
      Natchitoches, Louisiana 71458
      Telephone: (318) 352-4416
      Fax: (318) 352-4873
Citizens Bank of Lafayette, Lafayette, Tennessee, has also reported to the FDIC that counterfeit cashier's checks are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments are drawn upon the bank and display the bank's proper routing number of 064102740. The authentic checks display two signature lines, have a microprint border, and are printed on green check paper stock. The counterfeit instruments have only one signature line and are printed on both pink and white check paper stock. A copy of a counterfeit check and a copy of an authentic official check (void) are attached for your review.

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
      Ms. Susan Rogers
      Vice President - Security Officer
      Citizens Bank of Lafayette
      201 West Locust Street
      Lafayette, Tennessee 37083
      Telephone: (615) 666-2195
      Fax: (615) 666-7044
Information concerning these financial institutions or instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4040, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov. Information related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2004/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts, Financial Institution Letters and other announcements through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski
Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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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 or (703) 562-2200).




Last Updated 03/22/2004 communications@fdic.gov