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December 19, 2007

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Stolen Official Checks
Summary: Stolen official checks bearing the name Colony Bank Ashburn, Ashburn, Georgia, are reportedly in circulation.

Colony Bank Ashburn, Ashburn, Georgia, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that stolen official checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The stolen official checks are numbered from 215824 to 215830; 215884 to 215892; and 216098 to 216100. They display the routing number 061202575, which is assigned to Colony Bank. These official checks were stolen during a robbery on November 16, 2007.

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

Faith Wray
Corporate Security Officer
Colony Management Services
P.O. Box 989
115 South Grant Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Telephone: (229) 426-6022
Fax: (229) 426-6039
E-mail: fbell@colonybank.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. Questions 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/2007/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
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 12/19/2007 communications@fdic.gov