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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Division of Supervision

550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429

Special Alert
FIL-73-99
July 15, 1999
TO:
SUBJECT:

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks

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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks
are in circulation bearing a routing number that does not match the name of the bank appearing
on the face of the items. These items may be circulating on the West Coast of the United
States. Counterfeit checks bearing the name of "Old Kent, Old Kent Bank - Illinois," Sears
Tower, Chicago, Illinois, bear the routing number and cashier's check account number of South
Chicago Bank, 9200 South Commercial Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. A copy of one such
instrument is attached for your information.
Information about these checks should be brought to the attention of:
Mr. Herman L. Davis
Vice President and Cashier
South Chicago Bank
9200 South Commercial Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60617-4580
Telephone (773) 768-1400
Fax (773) 734-1534

In addition, the FDIC has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on the Firstate Bank of
Colorado, 11210 Huron Street, Northglenn, Colorado, are in circulation. The checks also bear
the name of Honda and Acura Services, Inc., 582 South Broadway, Denver, Colorado, in the
upper left corner. The bank reports that it has no account in that name. A copy of one such item
is attached for your information.

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Information about these checks should be brought to the attention of:
Ms. Brigitte Howorko
Cashier
Firstate Bank of Colorado
11210 Huron Street
Northglenn, Colorado 80234
Telephone (303) 451-1010
Fax (303) 450-5056

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 News" category.

James L. Sexton
Director
Attachment: (not available electronically)
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institutions letters may be obtained through the FDIC's
Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-2766003 or (703) 562-2200).