Internal Communications: Centura Employees Laugh All the Way to the Bank

By 1999, fraud losses at Centura Bank were becoming less a pesky problem than a serious dilemma. The bank's losses had reached a record high of $1.3 million due to the cutting
edge technology available to crooks. Scanners, laser printers and other commonplace office equipment were making it a whole lot easier to sneak a counterfeit check past an unwary
teller. "There are fraudulent checks out there that look obscenely real," says Thomas Beam, employee communications manager for Centura.