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Man pays $14,000 tax bill in coins

A California man has used coins to pay off a massive tax bill.
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How do you punish a waiter who gave you bad service? Pay them in coins. One California man took this idea to the extreme--although he said it came out of necessity, not any bitterness.

California man Larry Gasper showed up to pay a $14,000 property tax bill with a trunk full of cash--and nothing bigger than a dollar, KRCRTV reported

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Why all the change? Gasper says he lost his tree business a couple of years ago because he couldn't pay his taxes, KGO reported.

"I had to borrow some money,” Gasper told KGO."My grand-kids' piggy banks, my daughters' piggy banks, my money, my change and a lot of people have offered to help a bit.”

 

 

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