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SA-165-2005
November 18, 2005


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Official Checks
Summary: Counterfeit official checks drawn on Chino Commercial Bank, N.A., Chino, California, are reportedly in circulation.

Chino Commercial Bank, N.A., Chino, California, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 122037711, which is not assigned to Chino Commercial Bank, N.A. The routing number assigned to Chino Commercial Bank, N.A., is 122243062. The counterfeit items are referred to as "Official Checks"; however, the bank issues cashier's checks. In addition, the counterfeit items are dissimilar to authentic checks in their style, font and layout. A copy of a counterfeit item and an authentic official check (VOID) are attached for your review.

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

Robin Mora
Assistant Vice President —Compliance Officer
or
JoAnne Painter
Chief Financial Officer —Security Officer
Chino Commercial Bank, N.A.
14345 Pipeline Avenue.
Chino, California 91710
Telephone: (909) 393-8880
Fax: (909) 465-1279
mora@chinocommercialbank.com

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 11/18/2005 communications@fdic.gov