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Alert 2006-39
Description: First National Bank in Whitney

Stolen Cashier’s Checks of First National Bank in Whitney, Whitney, TX

To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel; and All Examining Personnel

The above-named bank has reported that 2500 of its blank cashier’s checks containing the serial numbers of 99951 through 102451 were stolen while being shipped to the bank.

Authentically prepared cashier’s checks are typewritten and bonded while stolen items may be handwritten and are not bonded. To date, stolen items have been presented for payment only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

You can verify the authenticity of First National Bank in Whitney’s cashier’s checks by contacting Mary Helen Lane, Vice President, 307 N. Brazos, P.O. Box 547, Whitney, TX 76692, by telephone at (254) 694-2209, by fax at (254) 694-3839 or via e-mail at [murtylane@fnbwhitney.com].

E-mail: occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov
Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Special Supervision Division, MS 6-4
250 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5214
Internet: http://www.occ.gov

For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC's anti-fraud resource at:
http://www.occ.gov/topics/consumer-protection/fraud-resources/index-fraud-resources.html.

/signed/

Daniel P. Stipano
Deputy Chief Counsel