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Financial Institution Letter
Special Alert

SUBJECT: Stolen or Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that a number of obsolete cashier's checks drawn on The Columbia Bank, Columbia, Maryland, have been stolen and/or counterfeited. The instruments have serial numbers ranging from 3058 to 4000 and are further identified as originating from the bank's Harper's Choice Office. A copy of one such instrument is attached for your information. This type of cashier's check has not been used by the bank since April 1, 1996.

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

    The Columbia Bank
    Corporate Security
    10480 Little Patuxent Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21044
    Telephone (410) 730-2243

Information concerning these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-612, Washington, D.C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.

Attachment: Check facsimile, not available electronically

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Note: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated: April 17, 1997