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Counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the name Mechanics Savings Bank, Auburn, Maine, are reportedly in circulation

Mechanics Savings Bank

Auburn, ME


Lisa St. Hilaire-Crites
Voice (207) 786-5700
Fax (207) 786-5709

Mechanics Savings Bank, Auburn, Maine, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit treasurer's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 211272766, which is assigned to Mechanics Savings Bank. The items are almost identical to authentic treasurer's checks; however, the counterfeit items display a security feature statement along the bottom between two padlocks.

Copies of a counterfeit item and an authentic check (VOID) are attached for your review. Be aware that the appearance of counterfeit items can be modified and that additional variations may be presented.

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

Lisa St. Hilaire-Crites
Assistant Vice President and Security Officer
Mechanics Savings Bank
30 Belgrade Avenue, Suite D
Auburn, Maine 04210
Telephone: (207) 786-5700, extension 4577
Direct Line: (207) 333-4577
Fax: (207) 786-5709

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to Questions related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's website at To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit

Sandra L. Thompson
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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