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Counterfeit and missing checks drawn on New York Community Bank, Westbury, New York; Silver State Bank, Henderson, Nevada; and First Commercial Bank, NA, Seguin, Texas, are in circulation

First Commercial Bank, N.A.

Seguin, TX

Contact: 

Mr. Kelly Goulart

Voice (830) 379-0380, ext. 2251
Fax (830) 379-4030

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has been informed that 500 official checks, the property of New York Community Bank, Westbury, New York, and payable through Integrated Payment Systems (IPS), Englewood, Colorado, have been stolen. The items reflect the payee's routing number: 102000979. The checks are numbered from 250358400 to 250358899. IPS has put a stop-payment on all of these checks. Attached for your review is a copy of a genuine check (void).

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

Mr. Peter Linder
Fraud Analyst
New York Community Bank
615 Merrick Avenue
Westbury, New York 11590-6644
Telephone: (516) 683-4112
FAX: (516) 683-8099

In addition, Silver State Bank, Henderson, Nevada, has reported that counterfeit cashier's checks are in circulation. These instruments are drawn upon the bank and display another institution's routing number: 022463110. The counterfeit instruments do not resemble the bank's genuine cashier's checks. The layout, style and fonts are different. A copy of a genuine cashier's check (void) is attached for your review.

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

Ms. Nirla Afenir
Compliance Officer
Silver State Bank
400 North Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, Nevada 89074
Telephone: (702) 433-8300
FAX: (702) 949-6788

First Commercial Bank, N.A., Seguin, Texas, has notified the FDIC that counterfeit cashier's checks displaying the bank's name and logo are also being presented for payment. The counterfeit instruments utilize the bank's routing number of 114912220 and are reported to be almost exact copies of the bank's genuine cashier's checks. As of October 1, 2003, the bank began utilizing cashier's checks that include a gold foil security strip across the top. Attached for your review is an example of one of these counterfeit checks.

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

Mr. Kelly Goulart
SVP - Chief Operations Officer
First Commercial Bank, N.A.
1336 East Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155-8960
Telephone: (830) 379-0380, ext. 2251
FAX: (830) 379-4030

Information concerning 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. Information also may be 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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