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August 16, 2005

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Missing, Lost, or Stolen Treasurer's Checks
Summary: Treasurer's checks drawn on Middlesex Savings Bank, Natick, Massachusetts, have been reported missing, lost, or stolen in transit.

Middlesex Savings Bank, Natick, Massachusetts, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that 601 treasurer's checks bearing the institution's name were missing, lost, or stolen in transit to a branch office. These instruments were issued for an account number of which the last three digits are 001. The missing, lost, or stolen items have the following serial numbers:

Serial Numbers Number of checks
3044500 1
3045001 to 3045100 100
3045401 to 3045500 100
3045701 to 3045800 100
3045901 to 3046000 100
3046501 to 3046600 100
3046701 to 3046800 100

A copy of a treasurer's check (VOID) is attached for your information.

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

Richard Russo
Vice President & Security Officer
Middlesex Savings Bank
36 Summer Street
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
Telephone: (508) 652-3475
Fax: (508) 652-4432

Information about these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, 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.

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Michael J. Zamorski
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Attachment (not available electronically)

NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site online copies of fraudulent instruments or copies of the genuine instruments that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use the electronic versions of these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Printed copies of fraudulent instruments are mailed with the Special Alert letter to the financial institutions on the letter's distribution list (generally, FDIC-supervised banks – commercial and savings). Printed copies of the Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200; fax: (703) 562-2296; or e-mail: publicinfo@fdic.gov).

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Last Updated 08/16/2005 communications@fdic.gov