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December 19, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Rockville Bank, South Windsor, Connecticut, are in circulation.

Rockville Bank, Rockville, Connecticut, has reported to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that counterfeit cashier's checks are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments are drawn upon the bank and display the bank's routing number of 022000868. Although the counterfeit items are similar to the bank's genuine checks, they have the following distinctive qualities:

  • All of the check numbers begin with 263XXXXXX and list Branch 0018 as the issuing branch.

  • All of the checks have the name of Sandra S. Rebesco as the authorized signature. However, the signature as shown on the copy of the counterfeit item is a forged signature.

  • The checks are missing the word "Memo:" which is directly above "DRAWER: ROCKVILLE BANK" on the genuine items and located in the lower left-hand corner of the check.

  • Checks are being received from overseas for the purchase of an item over the Internet in amounts larger than the price of the item purchased. Recipients are requested to wire the difference back to the sender's financial institution.

A copy of a counterfeit check and a copy of a genuine cashier's check (void) are attached for your review. Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Ms. Karen Bryant
VP Compliance/Security
Rockville Bank
1645 Ellington Road
South Windsor, Connecticut 06074
Telephone: (860) 291-3712
Fax: (860) 291-3692

Information concerning these financial institutions or instruments 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 Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2003/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts, Financial Institution Letters and other announcements through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. Zamorski

Attachment (not available electronically)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 12/19/2003 communications@fdic.gov