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October 31, 2005

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Stolen Official Checks and Money Orders
Summary: Official checks and money orders drawn on TCF National Bank, Wayzata, Minnesota, have been reported as stolen from a branch office.

TCF National Bank, Wayzata, Minnesota, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that official checks and money orders bearing the institution’s name were stolen from a branch office.

TCF National Bank official checks and money orders display the routing number 022000868, which is assigned to Integrated Payment Systems, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, and both official checks and money orders are payable through Citibank, N. A., Buffalo, New York. All of the items stolen display an address of 801 Marquette Avenue.

For official checks, the stolen check number range is: 729951100 through 729952099. For money orders, the stolen check number range is: 887084350 through 887084599. Copies of a money order (VOID) and an official check (VOID) are attached for your review.

To verify the authenticity of either an official check or a money order issued by TCF National Bank, please contact Integrated Payment Systems, Inc., at 1-800-223-7520.

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

Loss Prevention Department
TCF National Bank
801 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3475
Telephone:  (612)661-6816   Option 1 followed by Option 2
Fax:           (612)661-8260

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity 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.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2005/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Christopher J. Spoth

Acting Director
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 12/27/2005 communications@fdic.gov