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Marietta, Georgia (Associated Press)-A multinational company has stepped in to solve a “dilemma” for Georgian men.
He said that Andreas Flaten’s former employer dumped at least 90,000 pence in his driveway last month as the last payment for his work in the garage.
When Coinstar Bellevue in Washington heard about his plight, they decided that they needed to change.
They picked up Flaten’s coin on Thursday, rounded it up, and gave him a check for $1
They also donated to two charities chosen by Flaten: two animal shelters.
Coinstar CEO Jim Gaherity said in a statement: “Coinstar has been in the coin business for 30 years and we process approximately 41 billion coins every year-so 91,000 pence is picked up every day.”
Fratten said his former employer-the OK Walker car factory in Peachtree City-owed him $915 after leaving his job in November.
He finally got paid earlier this month in the form of dropping thousands of oiled or greased pennies at the end of the driveway in Fayetteville, Georgia. The most important thing is: an envelope with Flaten’s final pay slip, and a farewell note for person a.
Flaten spends an hour or two every night to clear the pennies, which are stored in a wheelbarrow in the garage.
Miles Walker, the owner of the store, told WGCL-TV that he didn’t know if he had lost a few cents at Flaten’s house.
“I really don’t remember,” Walker said. “It’s okay. He got paid, which is important.”