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SA-22-2004
March 22, 2004


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Bank of Frankewing, Frankewing, Tennessee, are in circulation.

First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 proper routing number of 053100300. The counterfeit checks resemble the bank's genuine checks; however, the counterfeit checks display "Branch No. 089" and "s&w" in the upper-right corner. A copy of a counterfeit check and a copy of an authentic official check (void) are attached for your review.

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

      Mr. Charles E. Davis
      Vice President - Risk Management
      First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company
      P.O. Box 2665
      Greenville, North Carolina 27834
      Telephone: (252) 321-6411
      Fax: (252) 493-7185
Bank of Frankewing, Frankewing, Tennessee, has also reported to the FDIC that counterfeit cashier's checks are in circulation. The counterfeit instruments are drawn upon the bank, closely resemble the bank's authentic checks, and display the bank's routing number of 064106775. However, the authentic checks are printed on blue paper stock, while the counterfeit instruments are reported to be printed on beige paper stock. A copy of a counterfeit check and a copy of an authentic official check (void) are attached for your review.

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
      Mr. Ron Shivey
      Vice President
      Bank of Frankewing
      P.O. Box 1
      Frankewing, Tennessee 38459
      Telephone: (931) 424-3008
      Fax: (931) 424-3011
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. Information related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2004/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
Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 03/22/2004 communications@fdic.gov