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May 14, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on The Jacksonville Bank, Jacksonville, Florida, are in circulation.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on The Jacksonville Bank, Jacksonville, Florida, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit items include the bank's routing number of 051900353. All of the counterfeit items have included a description line above the payment amount reading: "RE: PAY-OFF #630-00000654395." The counterfeit items do not appear to have the artificial watermark on the reverse side and do not include the standard microprint signature line. Attached for your information is a copy of one of the counterfeit instruments and a copy of one of the bank's legitimate checks (void). Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Ms. Donna Donovan
Senior Vice President and Operations Manager
The Jacksonville Bank
76 S. Laura Street #104
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 421-3052
FAX: (904) 421-3050

Information concerning these financial institutions or instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 20429. Information also may be transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

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Michael J. Zamorski

Attachment (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 05/14/2003 communications@fdic.gov