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American National Bank of Texas - Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

American National Bank of Texas

Terrell, TX

Contact: 
Fraud Department
American National Bank of Texas
PO Box 40
Terrell, TX 75160 United States of America
Voice (214) 863-6911
Fax (214) 863-6647

The above-named bank has reported that at least six variations of counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 111901519 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a secret shopper scam.

The counterfeit checks are of unknown color, and variations 1-5 contain a branch number of 1023. The checks may be identified by the following traits:

  • Variation No. 1
    • The check contains a dark top border with the following security statement: “TO VERIFY AUTHENTICITY, SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR DESCRIPTION OF THE 13 SECURITY FEATURES.”
    • The words Cashier’s Check are located in the top center portion of the check.
    • The abbreviated routing number appears as “88-151/1119” above the date in the upper right portion of the check.
    • The remitter line is located in the bottom left portion of the check and may include the name of Franklin Cornerstone.
    • The authorized signature appears as Steven Burnett.
  • Variation No. 2
    • The check contains a dark top border with the following security statement: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK.”
    • The words Cashier’s Check are located in the top center portion of the check.
    • The abbreviated routing number appears as “88-151/1119” above the date in the upper right portion of the check.
    • The remitter line is located in the bottom left portion of the check and may include the names of Sean Cornerstone or Donald Cornerstone.
    • The authorized signature may appear as either Nathan Alaniz or Elisa Andrews.
  • Variation No. 3
    • The check contains the following security statement within the top border: “WARNING. THIS DOCUMENT HAS SECURITY FEATURES IN THE PAPER.”
    • The words Cashier’s Check are located in the top center portion of the check.
    • The abbreviated routing number appears as “88-151/1119” above the date in the upper right portion of the check.
    • The remitter line is located in the bottom left portion of the check and may include the name of Amy Coates.
    • The authorized signature may appear as Elisa Andrews.
  • Variation No. 4
    • The check contains a dark top border with the following security statement: “TO VERIFY AUTHENTICITY, SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR DESCRIPTION OF THE 13 SECURITY FEATURES.”
    • The abbreviated routing number appears as “88-151/1119” above the date in the upper right portion of the check.
    • The remitter name appear as either Amy Huggins or Cristina Mindy Huggins.
    • A thumbprint heat-sensitive shield is located in the bottom center portion of the check.
    • The authorized signature may appear as either Chris Cooper or Beth Q. Wilfong.
  • Variation No. 5
    • The check contains a dark top border with the following security statement: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK.”
    • The abbreviated routing number appears as “88-151/1119” above the date in the upper right portion of the check.
    • The authorized signature may appear as Rhonda Dalunga.
    • The remitter name may appear as Andy Huggins.
  • Variation No. 6
    • The check contains a dark top border with the following security statement: “WARNING. THIS DOCUMENT HAS SECURITY FEATURES IN THE PAPER.”
    • The branch number appears as 1006 and is printed directly below the words Cashier’s Check.
    • The date appears as YYYYMMDD below the branch number.
    • The payable name and amount sections are underscored.
    • The check contains a “REF” section in the bottom left portion of the check, which may include the name of Mickel McRoelvink.
    • The authorized signature is indistinguishable.

All checks presented to date have been made payable in varying amounts from $2,475 to $3,000.

Correspondence accompanying the counterfeit checks may include the name of Justin Cornerstone from Interactive Customer Evaluation Services. Contact information may include a telephone number of (469) 406-1366 and an e-mail address of [jcornerstone@usa.com].

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