• Harrisburg man pays $150k settlement in quarters

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    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. quarters

    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 tells WSIL-TV that he chose the coins because: “I couldn’t do it in pennies.”