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April 12, 2006

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Fraudulent Cashier's Checks
Summary: Fraudulent cashier's checks drawn on First Fidelity Bank, Burke, South Dakota, are reportedly in circulation.

First Fidelity Bank, Burke, South Dakota, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report fraudulent cashier's checks bearing the institution 's name are in circulation.

The fraudulent items display the routing number 091403865, which is assigned to First Fidelity Bank; however, First Fidelity Bank does not issue cashier's checks. The fraudulent items bear a logo and the bank's name in the top-left corner above the slogan "The Family Business Bank." Also, the fraudulent items include the bank's name, address and a telephone number, not associated with the bank, in the lower-left corner and the words "CASHIERS CHECK" in the top center. A copy of the fraudulent item is attached for your review.

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

Randy Sachtjen
First Fidelity Bank
P. O. Box 376
Burke, SD 57523
Telephone: (605) 775-2641
Fax: (605) 775-2250
E-mail: randysachtjen@ffb-sd.com

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.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

  Sandra L. Thompson
  Acting 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, 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)

Last Updated 04/12/2006 communications@fdic.gov