CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Operations personnel)
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Counterfeit checks drawn on Horizon Bank, Bellingham, Washington,
are in circulation.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Horizon Bank, Bellingham, Washington, are currently in circulation. The items bear the routing number 325170631. Attached for your information is a copy of one of the counterfeit instruments. Banks should encourage their customers to verify the validity of cashier's checks before releasing any merchandise or before sending a part of the proceeds of the checks to any third party.
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Mr. A.R. "Gus" Ayala
Senior Vice President
1500 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 733-3050
Information about these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).