VERNAL, UTAH – City officials say a Uintah County man was recently cited for paying a medical bill with pennies.
According to a release from Vernal City on Friday, May 27, Vernal resident Jason West entered Basin (medical) Clinic prepared to dispute a bill of $25.00 that he allegedly owed.
After asking if they accepted cash, city officials say West dumped 2500 pennies onto the counter and demanded that they count it. The pennies were strewn about the counter and the floor, and when West was advised that the police would be called, he left.
City officials say West was later contacted by the Vernal Police Department and issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct.