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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-138-2002
December 13, 2002

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit checks drawn on Community Bank of the Midwest, Great Bend, Kansas, are in circulation.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Community Bank of the Midwest, Great Bend, Kansas, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit items bear the routing number 101107860. The counterfeit instruments appear to be quality copies of a cashier's check recently purchased from the bank. Other elements that indicate a potentially counterfeit instrument include the absence of two signatures (especially on larger dollar checks), and the lack of a typewritten dollar amount. Attached for your information is a copy of one of the counterfeit instruments.

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

Billie Kuhlman
Compliance Administrator
Community Bank of the Midwest
2220 Broadway
Great Bend, Kansas
Telephone: (620) 792-5111
Fax: (620) 792-5168
Website: www.communitybankmidwest.com

Information about these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4040, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, FDIC Financial Institution Letters may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2002/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski
Director

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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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