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Consumers National Bank counterfeit cashier's checks

Consumer's National Bank

Minerva, OH

Contact: 
Dennis Coy
Consumers National Bank
614 East Lincoln Way
Minerva, OH 44657 United States of America
Voice (330) 868-9086
Fax None listed

The above-named bank has reported that at least two variations of counterfeit cashier’s checks using a correct routing number of 041201143 are being presented for payment nationwide in connection with a secret shopper scam.

The counterfeit checks may be identified by the following traits:

  • Variation No. 1
    • The checks presented are white in color with a thin blue border.
    • The top of the check contains a thick blue border with the following security statement: “THIS CHECK IS VOID WITHOUT A COLORED BACKGROUND AND SECURE DOCUMENT WATERMARK ON THE BACK – HOLD AT ANGLE TO VIEW.”
    • The remitter name “Bethany Hope Suntheimer” appears under the bank logo.
    • The following statement appears above the dual signature lines in the bottom left portion of the check: “TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED OVER $5,000.”
  • Variation No. 2
    • The checks presented are light blue in color with a white marbled pattern and blue border.
    • The top of the check contains a thick blue border with the following security statement: “THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND AND MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE INCLUDES AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK.”
    • The remitter name “John D. Galloway” appears under the bank logo.
    • The following statement appears above the dual signature lines in the bottom left portion of the check: “TWO SIGNATURES REQUIRED OVER $2,500.”
    • The amount of the check may exceed $2,500 but contain only one authorized signature.

Potential victims are contacted via e-mail by an individual using the name of Susan Howe and purporting to be a recruitment specialist with “Sights On Service Inc.,” a mystery shopping company. If the potential victim accepts the offer, he or she will receive a counterfeit check in the mail along with instructions to deposit the check into his or her bank account and immediately proceed to a money transfer agent location to wire a majority of the funds to a third party.

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