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First National Bank in Whitney, Whitney, Texas, has contacted the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to report that 2,500 cashier's checks bearing the bank's name were stolen while being shipped to the bank.
The stolen checks display the serial numbers 99951 through 102451. Authentically prepared cashier's checks are typewritten and bonded, while stolen items may be handwritten and may not be bonded. To date, stolen items have been presented for payment in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area.
For additional information or to verify the authenticity of the check, please contact:
Mary Helen Lane
Additional information concerning this matter may be brought to the OCC's attention at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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).
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