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Counterfeit official checks bearing the name CoreFirst Bank & Trust are reportedly in circulation

CoreFirst Bank & Trust

Topeka, KS


Anne E. Johnson
Voice (785) 267-8733
Fax (785) 267-8461

CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Topeka, Kansas, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit official checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 101100728, which is assigned to CoreFirst Bank & Trust. The items are gray and display a security feature statement embedded in a darkened top border and along the bottom border between two padlock icons. One microprint "AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE" line appears in the lower-right corner.

Authentic official checks are blue with ornate top and side borders. The words "OFFICIAL CHECK" appear inside of a box at the top center. A security feature statement appears just below the top border on either side of the box. A signature box for the "Senior Vice President" appears in the lower-right corner.

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:

Anne E. Johnson
Fraud Specialist
CoreFirst Bank & Trust
3035 South Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, Kansas 66611
Telephone: (785) 267-8733
Fax: (785) 267-8461

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-3054, 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. ThompsonDirector
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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