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Financial Institution Letter

Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Klein Bank, Houston, Texas, are in circulation. A copy of a legitimate instrument and three copies of the counterfeit instruments are attached for your information.

The bank's legitimate checks have a white background. The top of the check is white and gradually changes to a very light blue. The name "KLEIN BANK" is printed five times across and seven rows down the check in light blue ink.

The counterfeit checks are blue fading to green. They have an oval shaded area in the center of the check with "KLEIN BANK" printed inside the oval, and the serial numbers are printed in red.

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

Ms. Diane VanDike
Vice President
Klein Bank
P. O. Box 73249
Houston, Texas 77273
Telephone (281) 320-1425
Fax (281) 320-1493

Information concerning these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429. All FDIC financial institution letters published since January 1, 1995, may be found on FDIC's Web site, .

James L. Sexton

Attachments (There are no electronic versions of the attachments.)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institutions letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or
(703) 562-2200).

Last Updated: April 8, 1999