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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-113-2002
September 23, 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 four separate financial institutions are in circulation. The items appear to be circulating nationwide. Information about the counterfeit items follows.

  • Counterfeit official checks drawn on McIntosh State Bank, Jackson, Georgia. The routing number used on the checks is 096016765.
Attached for your information is a copy of one of the counterfeit items. Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Mr. Jesse Roberts
McIntosh State Bank
210 South Oak Street
Jackson, GA 30233
Telephone: (770) 775-8316
Fax: (770) 775-5229
  • Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on State Bank of Long Island, Jericho, New York.
The routing number used on the checks is 131000359. The telephone number on the checks, 516-707-1172, is registered to a wireless phone service.

Attached for your information is a copy of one of the counterfeit items. Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Mr. Joseph Crispino
Security Investigator
State Bank of Long Island
501 North Broadway
Jericho, New York 11753
Telephone: (516) 822-4105
Fax: (516) 822-3446
  • Counterfeit official checks drawn on Signature Bank, New York, New York. The routing number used on the checks is 102000979.
Attached for your information is a copy of one of the counterfeit items. Since these items bear the routing number of Oak Brook Bank, Oak Brook, Illinois, any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Mr. Patrick Manzi
Senior Operations Manager
Signature Bank
1177 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10036
Telephone: (646) 822-1717
Fax: (212) 782-2354
  • Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Lea County State Bank, Hobbs, New Mexico. The routing number used is 112201836.
Attached for your information is a copy of one of the counterfeit items. Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Ms. D'Dee Ottino-Winters
Vice President/Security Officer
Lea County State Bank
P. O. Box 400
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240-0400
Telephone: (505) 397-6645
Fax: (505) 397-6618
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, or 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 "Newsroom, 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

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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 10/24/2002 communications@fdic.gov