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Alert 2004-5 | March 1, 2004

Unauthorized Banking Activities: Cherokee Heritage National Bank


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

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has received information that individuals utilizing the above-referenced name are soliciting banking business in the United States without authorization. The information contained in a newspaper notice states that the organization is issuing stock and soliciting banking business in the name of Cherokee Heritage National Bank.

Please be advised that the OCC has not granted a national bank charter to this entity. Accordingly, the individuals promoting this organization are not authorized to issue stock or perform any business as a national bank.

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

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Enforcement & Compliance Division,
MS 8-10
250 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5301

Brian C. McCormally
Enforcement & Compliance Division