TITLE

Fincen Wants Reports on Storm-Relief Fraud

AUTHOR(S)
Kaper, Stacy
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
American Banker;2/16/2006, Vol. 171 Issue 32, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
19827157

 

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