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Counterfeit official checks drawn on Wakulla Bank, Tallahassee, Florida, and Commonwealth Co-operative Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, are in circulation

Wakulla Bank

Tallahassee, FL

Contact: 

Ms. Tammy Moore

Voice (850) 580-0600
Fax

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on Wakulla Bank, Tallahassee, Florida, are currently in circulation. The counterfeit instruments include the bank's routing number of 063109702. While these items appear to be almost exact duplicates of the bank's genuine cashier's checks, there are several differences. The border on the counterfeit instruments is blurry and less detailed, while on their backside, the phrase "Original Document" appears faded and less distinctive than on a genuine check. Attached for your review are examples of a counterfeit item and a genuine check (void).

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

Ms. Tammy Moore
Fraud Investigations Officer
Wakulla Bank
503 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Telephone: (850) 580-0600
FAX: (850) 580-0606

In addition, Commonwealth Co-operative Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, has reported that counterfeit checks payable through Fleet Bank, Boston, Massachusetts, are in circulation. These counterfeit instruments include the bank's correspondent account number at Fleet Bank, 02091-07005, and Fleet Bank's routing number, 011000138. The items are almost exact duplicates of the bank's genuine checks, except for an incorrect address and the absence of a hyphen in the bank's name. An example of a counterfeit instrument is attached for your review.

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

Ms. Laura M. Jewer
Assistant Treasurer
Commonwealth Co-operative Bank
2 Center Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Telephone: (617) 227-2298
FAX: (617) 367-2454

Information about these financial institutions or 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/SpecialAlert/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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