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SA-221-2006
August 17, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name Rose Hill State Bank, Rose Hill, Kansas, are reportedly in circulation.

Rose Hill Bank, Rose Hill, Kansas, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit checks bearing the name Rose Hill State Bank are reportedly in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 091911315, which is assigned to Citizens State Bank of Clara City, Lake Lillian, Minnesota, and are dissimilar to Rose Hill Bank's authentic checks. The counterfeit items display the words "OFFICIAL CHECK" in the top-left corner, directly above the name and address: "ROSE HILL STATE BANK, ROSE HILL, KS 67133." The top-center portion includes "Citibank" followed by "Buffalo, NY 14202-1490."

Authentic checks include the proper routing number 101110213, which is assigned to Rose Hill Bank. The checks display "CASHIER'S CHECK" in the top center and include printed lines for the "REMITTER," "PAY TO THE ORDER OF," and "DATE" fields. The bank's logo is displayed in the bottom-left corner along with "ROSE HILL BANK" and the bank's mailing address.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review. Be aware that the appearance of counterfeit items can be modified and that additional variations may be presented.

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

Garth Kellenbarger
Executive Vice President
Rose Hill Bank
Main Street
Rose Hill, Kansas 67133
Telephone: (316) 776-2131
Fax: (316) 776-2831
E-mail: garthk@rosehillbank.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

Attachment (not available electronically)

NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center (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 08/17/2006 communications@fdic.gov