Subject: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks
Date: March 12, 2012
Description: The Bank of Crossville
Counterfeit Cashier's Checks of the Bank of Crossville, A Branch of the First National Bank of Pikeville, Pikeville, Tennessee
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsels; 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 064102944 are being presented for payment nationwide and internationally in connection with a variety of Internet auction and property rental scams. In all cases, recipients are paid a larger-than-necessary sum via the counterfeit checks. The sender then requests the recipient to wire the excess fees to a third party.
The counterfeit items closely resemble the bank’s authentic cashier’s checks. Items presented to date have been made payable for varying amounts between $2,857 and $6,000, have included the remitter name of Mark Wayne, and are signed by Christy Tollett. The signature appears to be a stamped image.
For additional information and guidance and to verify the authenticity of the Bank of Crossville, a branch of the First National Bank of Pikeville, cashier’s checks, please contact Tony Gervolino, Compliance Officer, by mail at P.O. Box 488, 441 Spring Street, Pikeville, TN 37367, by telephone at (423) 447-2931, by fax at (423) 447-2319, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Consumers who receive a counterfeit or fictitious item and associated material should file complaints with the following agencies, as appropriate:
Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) may be forwarded to:
Richard C. Stearns