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July 14, 2006

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name THE BANK - Oldham County, Inc., La Grange, Kentucky, are reportedly in circulation.

THE BANK - Oldham County, Inc., La Grange, Kentucky, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the bank's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 083902303, which is assigned to THE BANK - Oldham County, Inc., and have brown lettering on pink check stock. The items also display "CASHIER'S CHECK" in the top-right corner and the address "515 South First Street" in the top-center portion of the items. The following security wording is embedded in the top border: "THIS DOCUMENT HAS A GRADUATED BACKGROUND, DARK TO LIGHT. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK."

Authentic checks include green lettering on white check stock and display "CASHIER'S CHECK" in the top-center portion. The bank's name is displayed in the top left, with the P.O. Box, city and state printed between the logo and the words "CASHIER'S CHECK." Authentic checks have the following security wording displayed in the center of the top border: "SECURITY FEATURES ARE INCLUDED. DETAILS ON BACK."

Copies of the counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review.

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

Theresa Hancock
Executive Vice President
THE BANK - Oldham County, Inc.
6317 W. Hwy 146
Crestwood, Kentucky 40014
Telephone: (502) 222-8463
Fax: (502) 243-9215
E-mail: thancock@thebankoc.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/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Sandra L. Thompson
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 electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center (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 07/14/2006 communications@fdic.gov