This agency’s paying it ahead.
A Georgia man whose vengeful ex-boss paid him his closing paycheck in $915 value of oily pennies finally obtained a “actual cost” thanks to assist from a coin-counting firm.
Andreas Flaten’s wheelbarrow of 91,515 pennies — dropped off in his driveway by former employer A OK Walker Autoworks final month — was picked up Thursday and cashed by Coinstar, based on a press launch from the agency.
“I used to be spending an hour or two an evening attempting to wash the pennies and possibly solely cleaned off about $5 value,” Flaten mentioned, based on the press launch. “I used to be so relieved and grateful.”
On March 12, Flaten discovered 500 kilos of pennies, greased up with motor oil that made them troublesome to money, at his dwelling in Fayetteville
A word left on prime of the loot learn: “f–okay you.”
Flaten’s girlfriend, Olivia Oxley, later shared a video of the penny pile in an Instagram submit that went viral, prompting Coinstar to help.
“Coinstar has been in the coin enterprise for 30 years and we course of roughly 41 billion cash yearly – so selecting up 91,000 pennies was all in a day’s work,” the corporate mentioned.
The corporate mentioned it rounded the worth of the pennies as much as $1,000 and provided to donate the identical quantity to charities of Flaten’s alternative.
Flaten picked two Atlanta-area animal shelters to obtain the donations, based on FOX Information.
“I gave the cash to Royal Animal Refuge and TLC Pet Rescue. One saved my canine and one saved my mom’s canine,” he advised the station Friday.
Flaten had reportedly been promised his closing $915 test by January however the cash by no means arrived. He later mentioned his former boss accused him of damages to the corporate and refused to pay him correctly.