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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-99-2002
August 27, 2002

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on O'Bannon Bank, Buffalo, Missouri, are in circulation. The counterfeit items bear the routing number 081505702 and the account number 780001. They also show the city, state and zip code of the bank as Kansas City, MO 62895. The O'Bannon Bank has no offices in Kansas City, MO, and the zip code, 62895, is an Illinois zip code. In addition, the counterfeit items have the endorsement section on the opposite end of the reverse side of the check from where that section would normally be located. Attached for your information is a copy of one of the bank's legitimate checks and a copy of one of the counterfeit instruments.

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

Ms. Sherry Claspill
AVP/Operations Officer
O'Bannon Bank
P. O. Box 890
Buffalo, Missouri 65622
Telephone: (417) 345-2251 Ext. 227
Fax: (417) 345-6116
Information concerning these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

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 "News, 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
Director

Attachment: (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 08/27/2002 communications@fdic.gov