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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-75-2002
July 9, 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 cashier's checks drawn on The Bank of Kentucky, Florence, Kentucky. The routing number is 042102115.
  • Attached for your information are copies of two of the counterfeit items. Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:

    Mr. Donald Bahr
    Senior Vice President
    The Bank of Kentucky
    P. O. Box 577
    Florence, Kentucky 41022
    Telephone: (859) 372-5174
  • Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Oak Brook Bank, Oak Brook, Illinois. The routing number is 071923310.
  • 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. Kathy Kuzmicki
    Oak Brook Bank
    1400 Sixteenth Street
    Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
    Telephone: (630) 571-1050, Ext. 242
    Fax: (630) 571-9427
  • Counterfeit cashier's checks showing First Union Bank, Raleigh, North Carolina, as the issuing bank. The routing number used is 071923310, which is the routing number for Oak Brook Bank, Oak Brook, Illinois.
  • 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:

    Ms. Kathy Kuzmicki
    Oak Brook Bank
    1400 Sixteenth Street
    Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
    Telephone: (630) 571-1050, Ext. 242
    Fax: (630) 571-9427
  • Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Founders Bank, Worth, Illinois. The routing number is 071923213.
  • Attached for your information is a copy of one of the bank's legitimate cashier's checks and a copy of one of the counterfeit items. Any information you have about this matter should be brought to the attention of:

    Ms. Patricia Gentzen
    Vice President/Security Officer
    Founders Bank
    3052 W. 111th Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60655
    Telephone: (773) 298-5901
    Fax: (773) 445-7169

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,
Division of Supervision and
     Consumer Protection

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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 07/09/2002 communications@fdic.gov