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SA-51-2006
March 6, 2006


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Summary: Counterfeit personal money orders drawn on The Peoples Community Bank, Mazomanie, Wisconsin, are reportedly in circulation.

The Peoples Community Bank, Mazomanie, Wisconsin, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit personal money orders bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 075906016, which is assigned to The Peoples Community Bank, and are very similar to authentic personal money orders in style and layout. However, the counterfeit items do not have a micro-print signature line, watermark or thermochromic icon. A copy of a counterfeit item and a copy of an authentic personal money order (VOID) are attached for your review.

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

Nancy Maxwell
Senior Vice President
The Peoples Community Bank
222 West Commercial Street
Mazomanie, Wisconsin 53560
Telephone: (608) 795-2120
Fax: (608) 588-2311
e-mail: nmaxwell@charterinternet.com

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents, and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, 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 website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

  Sandra L. Thompson
  Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Attachment (not available electronically)

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, 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 03/06/2006 communications@fdic.gov