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    Wink You can't pay bail in iowa with pennies

    James Ward aged 60 was arrested in Iowa for driving with a bad tire. The fine was $68.20. So Mr. Ward said he was going to bring this matter to a jury trial. Bad idea.

    Since the Judge didn't like that he decided to give Mr. Ward $100.00 bail. Ward returned with the loot in pennies and rumpled dollar bills. Odd but true cause this article says so.


    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2008/06/...7231214859508/

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    I'm sure the guy was angry about having to pay the $100. However, why does it matter if he paid in pennies and rumpled bills. At least he paid. Geez. Money is money, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jantel74 View Post
    I'm sure the guy was angry about having to pay the $100. However, why does it matter if he paid in pennies and rumpled bills. At least he paid. Geez. Money is money, right?
    Yeah, last I checked, pennies are still legal tender.

    When I was in college, there was always some kid or another in the news for paying their tuition in pennies. They'd show them at the bursar's office with a wheelbarrow full of them. They said it was to protest the rising rates. As far as I know, their payments were accepted.
    Just thinkin' out loud....


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    Quote Originally Posted by jantel74 View Post
    Money is money, right?

    "It all spends the same" as the saying goes.

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    It's legal tender to be "offered" for payment, but private business has the right to refuse.

    When was the last time anyone expected the person who delivered your pizza to have change for or to pay with a 50's or hundred's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    It's legal tender to be "offered" for payment, but private business has the right to refuse.
    But since when is an associate court a private business?

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    I can see this man taking this fight up to a higher court, he is pissed and I agree with him.

    Pennies are money. PERIOD.



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