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April 25, 2005

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Community Bank of Loudon County, Lamar City, Tennessee, are reportedly in circulation.

Greene County Bank, Greenville, Tennessee, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Community Bank of Loudon County, which is a branch of the bank and located in Lamar City, Tennessee, are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the proper routing number of 064201832, which is the routing number for Greene County Bank. The counterfeit items and authentic checks are markedly dissimilar. The counterfeit item has the logo in the upper left corner, contains no contact information and has the words CASHIER'S CHECK in the lower left-hand corner. The authentic item has the logo at the top center of the check and has the words Cashier's Check in the upper right-hand corner. The authentic check also contains complete contact information, including address, city, state, zip code and telephone number. 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:

Steve Ottinger
Greene County Bank
100 North Main Street
Greenville, Tennessee 37743
Telephone: (423) 278-3045
Fax: (423) 787-1276
Email: ottingers@greenecountybank.com

Information about these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering 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
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 4/25/2005 communications@fdic.gov