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January 24, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on State Bank of Kimball, St. Cloud, MN, are in circulation.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on State Bank of Kimball, St. Cloud, Minnesota, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit items bear the routing number 091908179 and note that they were originated by the Saint Augusta Branch. Most of the counterfeit instruments are similar in appearance to the bank's cashier's checks; however, none of the counterfeit checks includes the "lock" symbol on the right-hand side of the word "DOLLARS" on the amount line. Attached is an example of the bank's genuine cashier's check (voided).

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

Ms. TyLynn Theis
Assistant Cashier
State Bank of Kimball
P.O. Box 70
Kimball, Minnesota
Telephone: (320) 398-3500; FAX: (320) 398-2122
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 alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/Special Alert/2003/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts, Financial Institution Letters and other announcements through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski

Attachment (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 01/24/2003 communications@fdic.gov