Subject: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks
Date: January 29, 2007
Description: Bank of Cumberland (A Division of First National Bank Columbia)
Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of Bank of Cumberland (A Division of First National Bank Columbia), Burkesville, KY
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 counterfeit cashier's checks issued in the bank's name and using a correct routing number of 083903108 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with various internet-based overpayment and lottery scams.
Counterfeit items may be identified by the following traits: the checks are printed on an off-white colored paper that feels thicker than standard check stock. The checks contain a silver strip along the top border, but do not contain any holograms. The scroll-style border appears faded as does the MICR line.
Items presented to date have been made payable in various amounts from $3,600 to $19,000. All contain a remitter name of "Kathleen Rexroth" and forged signatures of "Mary Jo Teal" and "Marquetta Riley."
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of the Bank of Cumberland's cashier's checks, please contact Vickie Wells at (270) 864-3311 or via fax at (270) 864-5341.
Consumers who receive a counterfeit item and associated material should file complaints with the following agencies:
Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the OCC may be forwarded to:
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.
Richard C. Stearns