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June 16, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Stolen Official Checks
Summary: Official checks owned by Bay State Savings Bank, Worcester, Massachusetts, have been reported stolen.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that five official checks owned by and in the name of Bay State Savings Bank, Worcester, Massachusetts, were stolen and may be in circulation. The routing number on the instruments is 022000868. For your review, a copy of an official check (void) is attached. The number of each stolen check follows:

000009695    000009696    000009697    000009698    000009699

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

Mr. David L. Rose
Branch Manager
Bay State Savings Bank
378 Burncoat Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
Telephone: (508) 890-8939
FAX: (508) 792-5218

Information about these checks 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.

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Michael J. Zamorski

Attachment (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342, option 5, or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 06/16/2003 communications@fdic.gov