Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Man tries to pay bill with 650,000 pennies...

MIRA MESA, CA (CNN) - A California man was turned away after he attempted to pay his $6,500 credit card bill with pennies.

Thirry Chahez loaded 650,000 pennies in his vehicle and drove to a local Chase Bank in an attempt to pay his credit card bill that was due on Monday.

"Money's money isn't it," Chahez said. "Different time, different branches and they all send me away and have a very bad attitude."

Initially, Chahez was told he needed to roll the coins, and he said he has tried to make the payment for days.

"I brought them back, and now they're rolled and they still don't want them," Chahez said. "Does my pennies stink?"

Chahez was sent to a different branch with a bigger vault to make his payment.

Chahez says he is upset with his bank over a refinance he could not get and other charges and fees on his credit card.