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June 21, 2004

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier’s checks drawn on Surety Bank, Deland, Florida, are reportedly in circulation.

Surety Bank, Deland, Florida, has reported to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that counterfeit cashier’s checks are in circulation. The counterfeit items are drawn on the bank and display the proper routing number of 263187320. The authentic checks are yellow; the counterfeit checks are either green or yellow. Each instance has involved the sale of merchandise over the Internet, with extra cash back, and the name “Mikie” as remitter. A copy of a counterfeit check and a copy of an authentic cashier’s check (void) are attached for your review.

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

Ms. Karen Justin
Surety Bank
990 North Woodland Boulevard
Deland, Florida 32720
Telephone: (386) 734-1647
Fax: (386) 734-7314

Information about this financial institution or these 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
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection


NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site online copies of fraudulent instruments or copies of the genuine instruments that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use the electronic versions of these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Printed copies of fraudulent instruments are mailed with the Special Alert letter to the financial institutions on the letter’s distribution list (generally, FDIC-supervised banks – commercial and savings). Printed copies of the Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC’s Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200; fax: (703) 562-2296; or e-mail: publicinfo@fdic.gov).

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Last Updated 06/21/2004 communications@fdic.gov