Fincen Wants Reports on Storm-Relief Fraud

Kaper, Stacy
February 2006
American Banker;2/16/2006, Vol. 171 Issue 32, p3
Trade Publication
This article presents information about a request by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fincen) for banks to report fraud related to government relief checks paid to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Fincen asked banks to file suspicious-activity reports on such transactions and to flag key words such as "Katrina" for law enforcers. Peter Gwaltney of the Louisiana Bankers Association, said banks would not mind the extra work.


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