A Georgia man who acquired his last paycheck in over 90,000 oil-soaked pennies from a disgruntled former employer has skilled a change for the higher, lastly cashing out his large chunk of cash.
Andreas Flaten, of Fayetteville, Georgia, initially discovered a pile of 91,515 pennies on his driveway in March with a observe connected to them that learn “fuck you.”
Based on interviews given by Flaten to native media, the penny pile was the work of Miles Walker, proprietor of the A OK Walker Autoworks physique store in Peachtree Metropolis, Georgia.
Walker had reportedly denied Flaten his final paycheck and solely acquiesced after Flaten contacted the Georgia Division of Labor.
Coinstar, recognized for its coin-cashing kiosks, got here to Flaten’s help after his story went viral. The corporate picked up the heap of cash, which Flaten had saved in a wheelbarrow with wheels that had deflated from the staggering weight, and gave him $1,000 in money.
“It was a shock and irritating to be paid on this method, and it was an additional burden that the pennies have been lined with an oily substance,” Flaten stated in a press launch. “I used to be spending an hour or two an evening attempting to scrub the pennies and doubtless solely cleaned off about $5 value.”
Jim Gaherity, Coinstar CEO, stated the corporate processes “roughly 41 billion cash yearly — so choosing up 91,000 pennies was all in a day’s work.”
Flaten’s girlfriend, Olivia Oxley, who had beforehand posted footage of the oil-soaked cash on social media and referred to as Walker an “asshole” who made “pointless feedback about my boyfriends daughter and simply [was] an throughout dick,” celebrated the coin conversion on Instagram and shared a neighborhood CBS phase that includes Flaten and Jeff Lail, the pinnacle of North American operations for Coinstar.
“We’ll take this on to our processing accomplice, and it’ll be cleaned and wrapped and counted and re-circulated,” Lail stated of the large coin mass.
Walker, Flaten’s former employer, has been accused of making a hostile work surroundings by different workers, who stated he ripped up paystubs in entrance of employees and demeaned feminine workers. When questioned by native media concerning the unusual penny saga, Walker referred to as Flaten a “fucking weenie.”
A OK Walker Autoworks has acquired a flood of damaging Yelp and Google evaluations within the aftermath of the unusual penny saga.
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