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Old 09-21-2012, 11:54 AM
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Jason Robert West Paid $25 Medical Bill In Pennies, Got Fined $140

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Jason Robert West got a lesson in common cents. The 40-year-old Vernal, Utah, man paid a disputed $25 medical bill with 2,500 pennies. But he wound up having to cough up an extra $140 for the surly way he did it, according to reports.

A judge ruled Thursday that West alarmed the Basin Clinic staff and patients enough to merit a disorderly conduct conviction -- and the fine.

According to testimony reported by KSL-TV, West entered the office in May 2011 and verbally abused the receptionist over the bill and caused worry by apologizing in advance for what he was about to do as he reached into a bag. He then dumped the pennies on the desk. They landed with a thud as loud as a gun shot, scattering on the desk and floor.

Perhaps West could have taken a cue from those who settle up in memorable ways, but still manage to maintain their dignity.

In July, Thomas Daigle of Milford, Mass., made the last mortgage payment on his home with 62,000 pennies and didn't throw a hissy.

Earlier this month, a man paid a $137 traffic ticket with 137 dollar bills folded into origami pigs. Even the cop (pig, get it?) who ticketed him appreciated the effort.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1903225.html

Do you think that this gentleman should be fined $140 for disorderly conduct for paying $25 medical bill in pennies?
 
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:39 PM
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Its not always what you do but it's how you do it.
 
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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Its not always what you do but it's how you do it.
I agree, besides we don't know the whole story
 
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Do you think that this gentleman should be fined $140 for disorderly conduct for paying $25 medical bill in pennies?
Absolutely not for paying in pennies. They are legal tender. Abusive language and gestures may well have warranted the charge and the fine.
 
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Abusive language and gestures may well have warranted the charge and the fine.
Yes that's why I said that we don't know the whole story

I am curious to know why his medical bill of $25 was disputed....
 
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Its not the fact that he used all penny's. That is not illegal. The way he presented the payment was very disorderly. Hence "Disorderly Conduct". Good call by the judge.
 
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Forget the main story, the sub story is even better and made me smile..
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