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November 8, 2005

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Official Checks
Summary: Counterfeit official checks of The Farmers National Bank, Lebanon, Kentucky, are reportedly in circulation.

The Farmers National Bank, Lebanon, Kentucky, contacted the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to report that counterfeit official checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the wording "Official Check" in the top-center portion of the check, while authentic checks display the wording "Cashier's Checks" in the bottom-left portion of the check. The counterfeit items also display the routing number 043310139, which is assigned to The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, Pennsylvania, or 4310139, which is invalid. Authentic cashier's checks reflect the proper routing number, which is 083901728.

To verify the authenticity of a cashier's check of The Farmers National Bank, or to provide any information you have concerning this matter, please contact:

Gilbert Todd
The Farmers National Bank
136 W. Main Street
Lebanon, Kentucky 40033

Telephone: (270) 692-3177

Fax: (270) 692-3426

Additional information about this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the OCC may be forwarded to:

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division, MS 8-10
250 E. Street, SW
Washington, DC 20219

Fax: (202) 874-5301

Email: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov

Internet: http://www.occ.gov

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.

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  Christopher J. Spoth
  Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 11/8/2005 communications@fdic.gov