I thought this was America ??? so long as you dont pay with pennies...
No lucky pennies here: Police have charged Jason West, an aggrieved medical patient in Vernal, Utah, with disorderly conduct. His alleged crime? Attempting to pay a disputed medical bill of $25 entirely in pennies.
The story, reported in the Salt Lake City Deseret News, describes the "penny offense" this way: West, 38, did not believe he owed the medical clinic $25 but came in to pay the fee in person. He first asked the clinic staff if the facility accepted cash payments, and then dumped 2,500 pennies onto the counter and demanded that they be counted.
But West apparently hadn't counted on the clinic calling the police; the arresting officer contended that West's protest served "no legitimate purpose." The charge carries a fine that can go as high as $140--and there's no word as yet on what currency West will use to pay it.
I hope the judge throws this case out.... clearly they do not value someone who actually pays disputed bills.
Shame on such a medical facility.... I hope people donate pennies so he can pay the bs fine in pennies...
As long as he had exactly 2,500 pennies that is money in God we trust... what now you can't pay with pennies ???