Which federal agencies are responsible for investigating criminal activity typically involving financial institutions?
We had an individual come in to open a new account. They had an out of town license, out of town tag on car, out of town address on a Treasury check and wanted cash back. We said no for various reasons and they left. Later a policeman who banks with us came in. The teller told him about the situation and he asked for copy of the license and check (which the teller provided). He ran the license and discovered there were multiple warrants out for arrest of the person. Later our CFO freaked and said the teller violated laws by providing the info to the policeman. I was wondering what laws were broken and if we are opened up for a lawsuit.
I am unsure what to enter when completing the dollar amount involved on a SAR. Does aggregated total mean the amount deposited and the amount withdrawn as one total? An example is a kiting scheme, would I enter the amount of checks deposited from the other bank or the amount of checks written to the other bank or both?
FinCEN conducted an assessment of SAR reports on money laundering involving the residential real estate industry.
By FinCEN Office of Regulatory Policy
In suspicious activity reporting, how long after the original SAR is filed should the bank track and try to connect to that ring before filing a new SAR. Updates or amendments to SAR's filed in the past seem to diminish the value of the information if we are updating reports from sometimes years in the past.
I'm new to BankersOnline.com and also to compliance. I am trying to find some training materials relating to the USA Patriot Act that I could potentially use as a model for staff training at our bank. Can you point me in the right direction?
SARs must be filed within how many days of detecting a suspicious activity?
What/where does one report insider banking fraud that includes the vice president, producing fraudulent checks with wrong routing numbers, and handing out wrong direct deposit forms?