Alert 1999-3| February 24, 1999

Suspicious Transactions: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks


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; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel and Examining Personnel

Information has been received that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Six Rivers National Bank, Eureka, California, are in circulation. A copy of a counterfeit instrument is attached. Please note that the counterfeit checks: are in the number range of 095###; the signature appears to have been stamped on the check; to date the remitter has been Charline Ford, Trustee; and the color is bright green (authentic checks are pale green).

The bank has requested that Maureen Hebert, Compliance Officer, be contacted about this matter (telephone (707) 443-8400, fax (707) 443-1897). 

Any information which you may have concerning this matter should also be brought to the attention of:

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division,
250 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5301


Daniel P. Stipano
Enforcement & Compliance Division

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