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SA-222-2006
August 17, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Stolen Cashier's Checks
Summary: Stolen cashier's checks bearing the name First National Bank in Whitney, Whitney, Texas, are reportedly in circulation.

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
Vice President
307 N. Brazos
P.O. Box 547
Whitney, Texas 76692
Telephone: (254) 694-2209
Fax: (254) 694-3839
E-mail: murtylane@fnbwitney.com

Additional information concerning this matter may be brought to the OCC's attention at:

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Special Supervision Division, MS 6-4
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5214
E-mail: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov
Internet:http://www.occ.gov

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)

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