The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Citizens Business Bank, 701 N.
Haven Avenue, Ontario, California, are in circulation. A copy of one of the counterfeit
instruments and a copy of a legitimate instrument are attached for your information.
Checks received to date have been negotiated in California, Indiana and Kentucky.
The bank's legitimate checks have the word "CASHIERSCK" on the lower left
side and are printed on a line printer. On the right side, the legitimate checks have the
amount in large print and a statement below the amount that reads "VOID OVER"
and the amount of the check.
The words "Cashier's Check" are printed in the top center of the counterfeit
checks and on the right side just above the signature line. The bank's name and logo
appear much smaller on the counterfeit checks. The counterfeit checks also have a border
across the top that reads: "THIS INSTRUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND, VOID PANTOGRAPH
AND MICROPRINTING: THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK."
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Information concerning these instruments
also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550
17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429. For your
reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since
January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under the "Banking
James L. Sexton
Attachment: (Not available
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks
(Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institutions letters may be obtained through the
FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street,
NW, Room100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or