Department's Notice of Intent to Revoke Annual License and Order to Cease and Desist issued to Almas Hashim dba Exxon Food Mart Became Final

September 12, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia - On September 11, 2014, the Notice of Intent to Revoke Annual License and Order to Cease and Desist issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) became final against Almas Hashim dba Exxon Food Mart, check casher license number 35819, located at 4780 Alabama Road, Roswell, GA 30075.

The Notice of Intent to Revoke Annual License and Order to Cease and Desist provided that Almas Hashim dba Exxon Food Mart had employed a felon in violation of O.C.G.A. §§ 7-1-702 (2007) and 7-1-703(b) (2014), failed to perform Georgia Crime Information Center (G.C.I.C.) background checks on covered employees in violation of O.C.G.A. §§ 7-1-702 (2007) and 7-1-703(d) (2014), and failed to maintain a record of cashed payment instruments in violation of Department Rule 80-3-1-.02(5)(b).

Pursuant to Georgia law, it is prohibited for any person to engage in the business of cashing checks, drafts, money orders and other payment instruments for consideration, without a check casher license. 

Contact
Rod Carnes
Deputy Commissioner for Non-Depository Financial Institutions
Phone:  (770) 986-1371
E-mail:  rodc@dbf.state.ga.us

 

The Department is the state agency that regulates and examines Georgia state-chartered banks, state-chartered credit unions, and state-chartered trust companies. The Department also has responsibility for the supervision, regulation, and examination of Merchant Acquirer Limited Purpose Banks (MALPBs) chartered in Georgia.  In addition, the Department has regulatory and/or licensing authority over mortgage brokers, lenders and processors, mortgage loan originators, check cashers, seller of payment instruments, money transmitters, international banking organizations, and bank holding companies conducting business in Georgia.