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March 25, 2021


Fayetteville man receives last paycheck in oil-covered pennies dumped on his driveway

(Thanks to Jane Linderman)

Update: More on this story here.

(Thanks to Sarah in the comments)


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Note to self: Never work for A OK Autoworks...

I don't have anything except to say I would have considered doing this to my former employer.

During hard times a wife decides to augment the family income by going out on the street and renting her personal assets. After many hours she returns home and proudly hands her common-law spouse five dollars and ten cents. Hubby responds with: "Who's the cheap so&so who only gave you ten cents?" She replies: "EVERYBODY gave me ten cents!"

He "did not want to be part of the story"?

Dude, you ARE the story. If you didn't want to be the story, you shouldn't have acted like a total dick.

Very true Jeff. I bet this guy won't give him a good reference for future employment either.

Hmm...I should think he would have to be paid in a currency a bank would accept. If he has proof that the pennies were delivered dirty, and a statement from his bank that it won't accept them in that condition, he might have grounds for a legal action.

I almost brought my car in there. Know exactly where it is. Won't do that anymore.

The blog doesn't get a lot of news from Georgia. I did see this.


May I ask you at all about the pennies? Do you know anything about them?” asked CBS46 reporter Jamie Kennedy.

“I know tons about it, what’s wrong with it?” said Walker.

“So, you did drop the pennies over at that person’s house?” asked Jamie.

“I don’t know if I did that or not, I don’t really remember,” said Walker.

“You don’t know if you did it or not?” asked Jamie.

“It doesn’t matter he got paid, that’s all that matters, he’s a f*****g weenie for even bringing it up,” said Walker.

It seemed like too much of a stretch to ask for a penny for his thoughts.

“Why is he a weenie for bringing it up?” asked Jamie.

“Because he is and because you guys give him a platform,” said Walker. “I just told you exactly what I had to say, you guys are what’s wrong with the world get the f*** off my property."

The guy 'de-pantsed' the woman? Legally speaking, "isn't this illegal?"

Not the typical dirty money, money laundering, oil money stories we're accustomed to these days.

This story could have a different ending. If they have the time time to wipe them clean they should get a guide to coin values and start separating the pre-1981 solid copper penny's to different bins. Solid copper is worth around $4.00 a pound. Some pennies are highly collectable and valuable to collectors. It would be sweet irony if this guy turned those 504 pounds of pennies into thousands of dollars

Sounds like a strong candidate for "Employee of the Year"

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