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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Division of Supervision

550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429

Special Alert
November 23, 1999

Missing Money Orders


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that a substantial number of
personal money orders drawn on Southern California Bank, Newport Beach, California, are
missing from the bank's Tustin La Palma facility in Anaheim, California.


A sample of one of the missing instruments is attached. The serial numbers of the missing
instruments range from 22351 to 22600. To date, none of the items have been presented for
payment, but the bank has requested that any bank receiving one of the instruments
immediately contact Southern California Bank. The money orders are pink with blue type. A
white Southern California Bank logo is located in the center of the check.
Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:
Ms. Kim Whaley
Branch Manager/Branch Administration
Southern California Bank
4180 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 125
La Jolla, California 92037
Telephone (619) 597-8868
Fax (619) 597-8869


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 under "News, Events, FOIA."
James L. Sexton

Attachment: (Electronic version is unavailable)
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 (800-2766003 or (703) 562-2200).