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Inactive Financial Institution Letters 

Special Alert

July 18, 1997


SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has informed us that a substantial number of counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Seattle-First National Bank, Seattle, Washington, are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments do not have a MICR field nor is the drawer accurately indicated.

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

    SeaFirst Bank
    Loss Prevention
    800 5th Avenue, Floor 10
    Seattle, WA 98124
    Fax (206) 356-0194

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.

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)


FDIC FIL's and other information are available on the Internet via the World Wide Web at and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

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 ((703) 562-2200 or 800-276-6003).

Last Updated 07/16/1999

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