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Alert 2002-5 | May 7, 2002

Stolen Official Documents: Stolen Blank Birth and Death Certificate Forms


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

On April 9, the City and County of Denver Vital Records Office was robbed of over 2,300 sheets of preprinted security paper that can be used to create birth and death certificates. In addition, the electronic seal machine that produces an embossed seal of the City and County of Denver was stolen.

Two sizes of paper were stolen. One size is designed for computer-generated birth certificates and is 9 inches by 7 inches. They are preprinted with the State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Certified Abstract of Birth, and the name of Ronald S. Hyman, State Registrar. The control numbers are 1851001-1853000, printed in red ink in the seal on the left front side of the paper.

The other size of paper is normally used for death certificates but could also be used for birth certificates. These sheets are 8 by 11 inches. They are preprinted with the name of Franklin Judson, M.D., Local Registrar. The City and County of Denver seal is in the left front corner. The control numbers are 309695-310000 and are printed in red ink above the seal.

Please have your staff contact one of the following persons if they receive any documents with these control numbers:

  • Detective Costigna, #6986, Denver Police Dept. at (303) 640-2011;
  • SA Mike Barnett, FBI at (303) 628-3155;


  • Peggy Jamison, Denver Deputy Local Registrar at (303) 436-7981;
  • Mona Bejarano, CO Fraud Prevention Coordinator at (303) 692-2232.

Any information which you may have concerning this matter may also be brought to the attention of :

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

Brian C. McCormally
Enforcement & Compliance Division