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SA-163-2008
August 11, 2008


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Missing, Lost or Stolen Cashier's Checks
Summary: Cashier's checks bearing the name Farmers & Merchants Bank, Baldwyn, Mississippi, have been reported as missing, lost or stolen.

Farmers and Merchants Bank, Baldwyn, Mississippi, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are missing, lost or stolen.

The check numbers associated with these checks are: 039700 through 039799 and 042500 through 042599. The checks display the routing number 084205737, which is assigned to Farmers and Merchants Bank.

A copy of an authentic check (VOID) is attached for your review.

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

Pattie Sparks
Vice President of Operations and Bank Secrecy Act Officer
Farmers & Merchants Bank
111 West Clayton Street
P.O. Box 278
Baldwyn, Mississippi 38824
Telephone: (662) 365-1200
Fax: (662) 365-1238
E-mail: pattie.sparks@fmbms.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. Questions 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 website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2008/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
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 electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each 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 8/11/2008 communications@fdic.gov