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SA-194-2007
July 16, 2007


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Stolen Cashier's Checks, Money Orders and Temporary Checks
Summary: Stolen cashier's checks, money orders and temporary checks bearing the name First Community Bank of Crawford County, Van Buren, Arkansas, are reportedly in circulation.

First Community Bank of Crawford County, Van Buren, Arkansas, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that stolen cashier's checks, money orders and temporary checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The stolen cashier's checks are numbered from 10253 to 10300 and are yellow. The stolen money orders are numbered from 001429 to 011499 and are blue. The temporary checks display account numbers ranging from 7000111 to 7000421 and have a global crest watermark in the center. All of these items display the routing number 082908748, which is assigned to First Community Bank of Crawford County. These items were stolen during a bank robbery on July 1, 2007.

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

Rex Woods
Vice President
First Community Bank of Crawford County
Town Square Shopping Center, Suite A
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
Telephone: (479) 471-5400
Fax: (479) 471-5404
Alternate Contact:
Vicky Putman
Senior Teller
First Community Bank of Crawford County
Town Square Shopping Center, Suite A
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
Telephone: (479) 471-5400
Fax: (479) 471-5404

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. Questions 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/2007/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
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 electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2006/fil06032.html.) Printed copies of each 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 7/16/2007 communications@fdic.gov