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Special Alert

FIL-34-98
March 31, 1998

 

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Stolen Drafts and Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that a substantial number of drafts drawn on Franklin First Savings Bank, 44 West Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, have been stolen. A copy of one of the stolen instruments is attached. The instruments have pre-printed signatures and bear serial numbers in the following ranges:

Starting Number
Ending Number
335351001
335393434
335393485
335401000
146843089
146843250
146843846
146844000
146844751
146845500
146846251
146847000
146847751
146848500
146849251
146850000
146853751
146854500
146855251
146856000
146866501
146883000
827769001
827787000

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

Mr. Robert J. Adams
Vice President - Security
Franklin First Savings Bank
44 West Market Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18773-0449
Telephone (717) 821-7181

The FDIC also has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Tri Counties Bank, Chico, California, are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments have an incorrect address for the bank, and the Federal Reserve routing symbol is incorrect. The legitimate cashier's checks have nine- digit serial numbers, while the counterfeit instruments presented to date have been numbered 30847 and 30848. Both the counterfeit instruments and the legitimate checks are blue in color. The counterfeit instruments presented to date also have the name "Marvin Jones" and Account #014-3572671 printed on the face, and are signed by "Sarah Jones." A copy of a counterfeit instrument and a copy of the bank's legitimate cashier's check are attached.

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

Ms. Bonnie Burger or Ms. Karen Van Houtte
Tri Counties Bank
Corporate Headquarters
Operations Administration
63 Constitution Drive
Chico, California 95973
Telephone (530) 898-0300

Information concerning these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-6012, Washington, D.C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.
Director

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 07/17/1999 communications@fdic.gov