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SA-22-2010
March 1, 2010


TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks and Official Checks
Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks and official checks bearing the name Lewisburg Banking Company, Lewisburg, Kentucky, are reportedly in circulation.

Lewisburg Banking Company, Lewisburg, Kentucky, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's and official checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation. Lewisburg Banking Company does not issue cashier's or official checks; however, it does issue bank money orders.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 083905342, which is assigned to Lewisburg Banking Company. The items have a security feature statement along the top border. The words "CASHIER'S CHECK" or "OFFICIAL CHECK" are encircled in the top center of the items. The bank's name, along with a logo, P.O. Box and telephone number, is displayed in the top-left corner. The P.O. Box and telephone number are not associated with the bank.

Authentic money orders have ornate borders and the words "BANK MONEY ORDER" are top-centered within a darkened box. The bank's name, logo and P.O. Box appear near the bottom-left corner.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic money order (VOID) are attached for your review. Be aware that the appearance of counterfeit items can be modified and that additional variations may be presented.

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

James Justice
Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Lewisburg Banking Company
287 North Main Street
P.O. Box 278
Lewisburg, Kentucky 42256
Telephone: (270) 755-4818
Fax: (270) 755-4840
Email: james.justice@lewisburgbank.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-3054, 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/2010/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 3/1/2010 communications@fdic.gov