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Alert 2005-11
Description: Parish National Bank

Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of Parish National Bank, Covington, LA

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 All Examining Personnel

The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks issued in the bank’s name are being presented for payment.  The counterfeit checks may be identified by the following:  The checks usually list the remitter as either Arex Brown or Apex Brown and bear the signature of Patti Nelson.  They appear to be a color copy reproduction of an actual cashier’s check and are blue and white in color.  The checks do not have MICR ink numbers or watermarks.  All of the counterfeit checks have six-digit numbers beginning with 431. 

Authentic cashier’s checks issued by the bank are blue and white in color and bear the logo of Parish National Bank in the upper-center portion of the check.  The words “Cashier’s Check” appear in the upper-right corner of the check, and the instruments contain watermarks. 

You can verify the authenticity of Parish National Bank’s cashier’s checks by contacting Judy Cazaux, office support manager, at (985) 898-5458, by fax at (985) 898-5443 or via e-mail at judyc@parishnational.com.  Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of OCC may be forwarded to:

Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the OCC may be forwarded to:

E-mail:occalertresponses@occ.treas.gov
Mail:Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division, MS 8-10
250 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20219
Fax:(202) 874-5301
Internet:http://www.occ.gov

 

Brian C. McCormally
Director
Enforcement & Compliance Division