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Alert 2005-9 | April 13, 2005

Counterfeit Cashier's Checks: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of Bankers Trust Company, N.A., Des Moines, Iowa


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 All Examining Personnel

Bankers Trust Company, N.A. has reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks issued in the bank’s name and drawn on closed account #800317 are being presented for payment. Any cashier’s check drawn against this account and dated after 12/15/2004, should be considered counterfeit. The checks appear to be in the 66000 sequence and usually show both the remitter and authorized signature as Dennis Pallwitz. They are light aqua in color with a faded Bankers Trust logo (including city, state, zip, and Website address) printed at the top center. The checks are perforated on one side but appear ragged or uneven on all other sides. These checks contain a box around the check amount.

Authentic cashier’s checks issued by the bank are also light aqua in color and include the Bankers Trust logo (including city, state, zip and Website address) at the top center. The remitter will not be the same as the authorized signer, and the dollar amount is not enclosed in a box.

You can verify the authenticity of Bankers Trust Company, N.A. cashier’s checks by contacting Jodi Paardekooper, VP Corporate Security, via telephone at (515) 245-5228; fax at (515) 247-2160; or [].

Any additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the OCC, may be forwarded to:
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
Director for Enforcement & Compliance