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Inactive Financial Institution Letters


August 14, 2001

SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Atlantic Bank, New York, New York, are in circulation. Attached for your information is a copy of one of the bank's legitimate cashier's checks and a copy of one of the counterfeit instruments. The counterfeit items bear no resemblance to the legitimate checks. The address of 211 W. 53rd Street, New York, New York, does not match any Atlantic Bank branch location. At least three of the items received reflect check number 0257640. Items received to date have been negotiated in the Northeast United States.

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

Mr. Paul De Stefano
Director of Security
Atlantic Bank
960 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10001
Telephone: (212) 714-7431
Fax: (212) 760-1821

Information concerning these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-6012, Washington, D.C. 20429. For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 can be found on the FDIC's Web site at under "Newsroom, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit

Michael J. Zamorski
Acting Director

Attachment is not available electronically

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Last Updated 08/27/2001

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