After a Georgian man pays with a penny, the coin company prepays it

Marietta, Georgia (AP) — A global company has intervened to solve a significant “difficulty” for men in Georgia.

Former employer of Andreas Fratton Abandoned at least 90,000 pennies Last month he said on the driveway as a form of final payment for work in a car store.

When Washington-based Coinstar Bellevue heard about his predicament, they decided that changes were needed.

They received Flatten coins on Thursday, rounded up the amount and handed them a $ 1,000 check.

They also donated to two charities of Flaten’s choice, two animal shelters.

“Coinstar has been in the coin business for 30 years and processes about 41 billion coins a year, so picking up 91,000 pennies was all a day’s work,” said Jim Gaherity, CEO of Coinstar. It is stated in.

According to Flaten, his former employer, Peachtree City’s OK Walker Autoworks, was in debt of $ 915 after quitting his job in November.

He was finally paid earlier this month in the form of thousands of oil and grease-covered penny dumped on the edge of a driveway in Fayetteville, Georgia. Mountain Top: An envelope with a goodbye note featuring Flaten’s last salary and obscenity.

Flaten spent an hour or two every night cleaning the penny stored in the garage wheelbarrow.

The store’s owner, Miles Walker, told WGCL-TV that he didn’t know if he had dropped the penny into Fratton’s house or not.

“I really don’t remember,” Walker said. “It doesn’t matter. He got paid, that’s all that matters.”