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Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name River Community Bank, NA are reportedly in circulation

River Community Bank, National Association

Martinsville, VA


Debora S. Holt
Voice (276) 638-5107
Fax (276) 638-1372

Special Alerts

October 13, 2011

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks Summary: Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name River Community Bank, N.A. are reportedly in circulation.

River Community Bank, National Association, Martinsville, Virginia, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items display the routing number 051409074, which is assigned to River Community Bank. There are two variations of the counterfeit items. One is pink in color and has the phrase "THIS DOCUMENT HAS AN WATERMARK PRINTED ON THE BACK" embedded in a darkened top border. The second version is pale blue in color and has the phrase "PRINTED WATERMARK PAPER COLORED BACKGROUND" embedded in a darkened top border.

Authentic cashier's checks have an ornate top border with scroll designs in each top corner.

Copies of the counterfeit items 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:

Debora S. Holt
Senior Vice President Bank Secrecy Act/Security Officer
River Community Bank, National Association
433 E. Commonwealth Boulevard
Suite 1
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Telephone: (276) 638-5107
Fax: (276) 638-1372

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, CH-11034, Arlington, Virginia 22226, 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 Web site at To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit

Sandra L. ThompsonDirector
Division of Risk Management Supervision

Attachment (not available electronically)

NOTE: As a security precaution, the FDIC does not post to its Web site electronic images of fraudulent items or authentic checks that have been counterfeited. This is to avoid attempts by others to use these instruments to facilitate additional fraud. Financial institutions can view images of the fraudulent items and authentic checks (marked as VOID) using the FDIC's free, secure Web site, FDICconnect. (See more information about FDICconnect at Printed copies of each Special Alert and its attachment(s) may also be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center (telephone: 1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200; fax: 703-562-2296; or e-mail:

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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