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Financial Institution Letter


SUBJECT: Stolen Birth Certificate and Death Certificate Forms

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has asked the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to alert all FDIC-supervised banks to the theft of official documents from the Denver County (Colorado) Vital Statistics Office on April 9, 2002.

The items stolen include 2,000 blank State of Colorado birth certificates, 305 City and County of Denver death certificates, and an electric City and County of Denver seal. The birth certificates are business letter size and serially numbered from 1851001 through 1853000. The death certificates are also business letter size and serially numbered from 309695 through 310000.

If you have any information about this matter, please contact Detective John Costigan with the Denver Police Department at or (303) 436-7660. You may also contact Special Agent Mike Barnett with the FBI at (303) 628-3155.

Information about these documents also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to .

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at under "News, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit .

Michael J. Zamorski

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: May 2, 2002