Subject: Suspicious Transactions
Date: December 11, 1998
Description: Counterfeit Official Checks
Suspicious Transactions: Counterfeit Official Checks
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; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel and Examining Personnel
Information recently has been received that counterfeit official checks drawn on Sterling National Bank and Trust, New York, New York, are in circulation. A copy of a counterfeit instrument is attached.
The bank has requested that Joseph McGee, Vice President & Security Officer, telephone (212) 575-5230, fax (212) 575-3485 be contacted about this matter.
Any information which you may have concerning this matter should also be brought to the attention of:
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Daniel P. Stipano