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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-145-2002
December 23, 2002

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Stolen Cashier's Checks
Summary: Cashier's checks owned by Diamond State Bank, Nashville, AR, have been reported as stolen and are now being circulated.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that a box of cashier's checks, which were stolen during delivery from a third-party printer to the owner of the instruments, Diamond State Bank, Nashville, Arkansas, are currently in circulation. The checks are numbered 031001 through 032000, and bear the routing number 082904056. Attached for your information is a copy of a Diamond State Bank Cashier's Check.

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

Mr. John Ross
President
Diamond State Bank
P.O. Box 279
Murfreesboro, Arkansas 78958
Telephone: (870) 285-2172
FAX: (870) 285-2755

Information about these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 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)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 12/23/2002 communications@fdic.gov