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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-33-2002
April 10, 2002

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on three separate financial institutions are in circulation. Information about the counterfeit items follows.

  • Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Banner Bank, Walla Walla, Washington

Attached for your information is a copy of the bank's legitimate cashier's check and a copy of one of the counterfeit items. Please note that the counterfeit checks do not bear the bank logo or the bank's toll-free telephone number. Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Mr. Mike Powers
Manager, Internal Audit & Security
Banner Bank
10 South First Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Telephone: (509) 527-3636
Fax: (509) 526-8755

  • Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Sky Bank, Toledo, Ohio

Attached for your information are copies of two of the counterfeit items. Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Mr. Greg Snyder
Vice President - Security
Sky Bank
519 Madison Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Telephone: (419) 249-4952
Fax: (419) 249-7849

  • Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Coquina Bank, 1020 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida

Attached for your information is a copy of one of the bank's legitimate cashier's checks and a copy of one of the counterfeit items. Please note that the legitimate checks are marked "PAYABLE THRU BB&T CHARLESTON, WV" in the lower left corner. Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Ms. Raynie Simpson
Coquina Bank
1020 West Granada Blvd.
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
Telephone: (386) 677-6966
Fax: (386) 677-9220

Information about these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429. Information also may be transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under "News, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski
Director

Attachments (not available electronically)

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, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 04/10/2002 communications@fdic.gov