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SA-32-2004
April 12, 2004


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashierís Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashierís checks drawn on St. Martin Bank and Trust Company, St. Martinville, Louisiana, are reportedly in circulation.

St. Martin Bank and Trust Company, St. Martinville, Louisiana, has reported to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that counterfeit cashierís checks are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments are drawn upon the bank and display the proper routing number of 051900353. The counterfeit instruments closely resemble the authentic official checks; however, the counterfeit checks are printed on tan check paper stock, while the authentic official checks are printed on green check paper stock. A copy of an authentic official check (void) and a copy of a counterfeit check are attached for your review.

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

Ms. Cindy Johnstone
Human Resources
St. Martin Bank and Trust Company
P.O. Box 199
St. Martinville, Louisiana 70582
Telephone: (337) 394-7800
Fax: (337) 394-3145

Information concerning this financial institution or these instruments may be forwarded to the FDICís Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov. Information related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDICís Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2004/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

Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Attachment (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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




Last Updated 4/12/2004 communications@fdic.gov