Alert 1998-40| November 16, 1998

Suspicious Transactions: Lost and Stolen Cashier's Checks


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; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel and Examining Personnel

Information has been received that cashier's checks bearing numbers 000175601 through, and including, 000176400 are missing and presumed stolen. To date five such items have been presented for payment. A specimen copy (PDF) is attached.

Any information which you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Mr. James Houlihan
Fraud Investigator
Household International, Inc.
1301 East Tower Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 843-5532


Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20219
Fax (202) 874-5301

Daniel P. Stipano
Enforcement & Compliance Division