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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-42-2002
May 2, 2002

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on the Foster Bank, Chicago, Illinois, are in circulation.

Attached for your information are a copy of one of the bank's legitimate cashier's checks and two copies of the counterfeit instruments. The legitimate checks are yellow and the counterfeit checks are blue. Also, "Remitter" is misspelled on the counterfeit checks as "Remitte."

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

Mr. Michael Kidney
Sr. Vice President, CFO and Cashier
Foster Bank
5225 N. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4755
Telephone: (773) 588-3088
Fax: (773) 588-2370
E-mail: mjkidney@fosterbank.com

Information about these instruments also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429. Information also may be transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under "News, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski
Director

Attachments: (not available electronically)

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 05/02/2002 communications@fdic.gov