Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: August 16, 2006
Description: First National Bank of Midland
Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of First National Bank of Midland, Midland, TX
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel; and All Examining Personnel
The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks issued in the bank’s name and using a correct routing number of 116324201 are being presented for payment locally and nationwide in connection with an Internet purchase scam. While the counterfeit items have a strong resemblance to the authentic checks, the counterfeit items can be identified by the following: the instruments contain a black border around the entire check and asterisks preceding and following the dollar amount.
Counterfeit items presented to date have been payable in the amount of $4,800.00, show the remitter as Sarah Adams, and are dated 8/11/06.
For additional information and guidance, please contact George Reeves, SVP Operations, First National Bank of Midland, 123 N. Colorado, Midland, TX 79701, by telephone at (806) 374-1000, by fax at (806) 374-6954, or via e-mail at [GReeves@fbotexas.com].
For additional information regarding other types of financial fraud, please visit the OCC's anti-fraud resource at:
Gerard Sexton, Acting Director