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SA-71-2006
March 23, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Checks
Summary: Counterfeit checks drawn on the Farmers State Bank, Booneville, Kentucky, are reportedly in circulation.

Farmers State Bank, Booneville, Kentucky, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

Farmers State Bank is receiving numerous inquiries on a daily basis concerning the authenticity of bank checks, such as official and cashier's checks. These checks are in a variety of styles, types and dollar amounts. Bank management is asking that financial institutions contact the bank to verify a check's authenticity prior to cashing any official or cashier's check bearing the bank's name.

For inquiries about items, please contact:

Farmers State Bank
Main Street
Booneville, Kentucky 41314
Telephone: (606) 593-5151
E-mail: wtrosper@middleforkfinancialgroup.com or
           kcallahan@middleforkfinancialgroup.com

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, 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 website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Sandra L. Thompson
Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information (1-877-275-3342).




Last Updated 03/23/2006 communications@fdic.gov