Illinois Man Repays Insurance Money With 4 Tons of Coins

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

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013  |  Updated 6:47 AM CDT
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Man Repays Insurance Money With 4 Tons of Coins

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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."

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