Illinois Man Repays Insurance Money With 4 Tons of Coins

Roger Herrin was ordered to repay $500,000 in insurance money

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    A southern Illinois man paid off a portion of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags.

    Harrisburg resident Roger Herrin was ordered to repay $500,000 in insurance money related to the 2001 death of his teenage son, who died in a car accident.

    Herrin packed a third of the money — $150,000 — into 50-pound bags of quarters. They were unloaded from an armored truck and delivered to a Marion law firm on Wednesday.

    The businessman says he's upset that an appellate court ordered him to repay the money from a wrongful death suit. He says he decided to fork over the quarters in protest.

    He said he chose the coins because: "I couldn't do it in pennies."