The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has asked the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to alert all FDIC-supervised banks to the theft of bank note security paper from the Denver County (Colorado) Vital Statistics Office. The paper was sent to a private disposal company for destruction on January 22, 2002; however, one of the pieces of security paper that was supposed to be destroyed was recently presented at a Social Security Office in the form of a birth certificate. It is not known how much of the paper was actually destroyed or how much may be in circulation. These are not the same documents reported in
FIL-41-2002, dated May 2, 2002.
The items stolen include:
Birth certificates (state short form 8" x 7") numbered as follows:
Death certificates (state long form 8 ½" x 11") numbered as follows:
A group of pocket-size documents (4" x 2 ¾") numbered as follows:
If you have any information about this matter, please contact Denver Police Department Detective John Costigan at email@example.com or (303) 436-7660. You may also contact FBI Special Agent Mike Barnett at (303) 628-3155.
Information about these documents also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).