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SA-71-2004
October 7, 2004


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on American Community Bank, Glen Cove, New York, are reportedly in circulation.

American Community Bank, Glen Cove, New York, has reported to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items do NOT display the proper routing number of 021413388 for American Community Bank, and the fraudulent instruments are markedly dissimilar to authentic bank checks. The counterfeit items display the bank name in the upper left corner of the check, but without the bank logo. Authentic cashier's checks display the bank name and bank logo at the top of the check in the center. A copy of a counterfeit item and a copy of an authentic cashier's check (VOID) are attached for your review.

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

John K. Holland
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
American Community Bank
300 Glen Street
Glen Cove, New York 11542
Telephone: (516) 609-2900
Fax: (516) 609-0900
jholland@ACBalways.com
Information about these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4040, 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/2004/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski
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)



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