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Counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Peninsula Bank, Englewood, Florida, are in circulation

Peninsula Bank

Englewood, FL

Contact: 

Ms. Anna Taylor

Voice (941) 363-9116
Fax (941) 363-9117

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Peninsula Bank, Englewood, Florida, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit cashier's checks have the institution's correct routing number of 051900353, and the counterfeit items display a layout similar to the bank's genuine checks. However, the phone number of the branch is omitted on the counterfeit checks. An example of a counterfeit instrument and a copy of an authentic cashier's check are attached for your review.

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

Ms. Anna Taylor
Senior Vice President
Peninsula Bank
1520 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Telephone: (941) 363-9116
FAX: (941) 363-9117

Information about this financial institution or these instruments may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-4040, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/Special Alert/2003/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts, Financial Institution Letters and other announcements through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.

Michael J. ZamorskiDirector

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