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Financial Institution Letter
SPECIAL ALERT


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Missing/Stolen Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has been informed by the Bank of Prescott, Prescott, Arkansas, that packages containing 700 of the bank's cashier's checks are missing and presumed stolen from a shipment from the check printer. The missing cashier's checks are numbered 155051 through and including 155350, and 155451 through and including 155850.

Most of the face of each check is grayish-black in color with "Cashier's Check," "Purchaser" and the check number printed in red. The image of the bank building in the center of each check is black. A copy of one of the bank's cashier's checks is attached for your information.

Please direct any information you may have about these items to:

      Ms. Gay Clark or Mr. William Mullins
      Bank of Prescott
      P. O. Box 480
      Prescott, Arkansas 71857
      Telephone: (870) 887-2688
      Fax: (870) 887-6822
You may also forward information about these instruments to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429.

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under "Newsroom, Events, & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html .

Michael J. Zamorski
Acting Director

Attachment (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, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 5/15/2001 communications@fdic.gov

FIL-45-2001
Last Updated: May 15, 2001