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SA-12-2005
February 11, 2005


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on First Bank of Canyon Creek, Richardson, Texas, a branch of First National Bank of Crockett, Crockett, Texas, are reportedly in circulation.

First Bank of Canyon Creek, Richardson, Texas, a branch of First National Bank of Crockett, Crockett, Texas, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's branch name, First Bank of Canyon Creek, are in circulation.

Counterfeit items display the proper routing number of 111924305 for First National Bank of Crockett. The counterfeit items appear similar to authentic checks; however, authentic cashier's checks provide a telephone number for the institution under the bank logo in the upper left-hand corner of the check. Additionally, counterfeit items denote security features within a thin dark border across the top of the checks and underneath the signature line. Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic cashier's check (VOID) are attached for your review.

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

Pat Johnson
Assistant Vice President/Bookkeeping
First Bank of Canyon Creek
1755 N Collins, Ste. 100
Richardson, Texas 75080
Telephone: (972) 470-4001
Fax: (972) 470-4019
pjohnson@fbcanyoncreek.com

Information about these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4040, Washington, D.C. 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 FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2005/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski
Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Attachment (not available electronically)

NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site online copies of fraudulent instruments or copies of the genuine instruments that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use the electronic versions of these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Printed copies of fraudulent instruments are mailed with the Special Alert letter to the financial institutions on the letter's distribution list (generally, FDIC-supervised banks commercial and savings). Printed copies of the Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200; fax: (703) 562-2296; or e-mail: publicinfo@fdic.gov).

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)




Last Updated 02/11/2005 communications@fdic.gov