(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Pinching pennies -- literally -- proved valuable to one Salt Lake City man.
Charlie Prosser was issued 150-dollars in parking fines for illegally parking near L-D-S Hospital July 22.
But he wasn't actually given the ticket.
The officer mailed it to him with fines attached to it for being late.
Prosser contested the ticket in court but the court ruled against him and added two collection fees.
Last week, Prosser went to pay the fines with three buckets full of 15-thousand pennies.
But the cashier wouldn't take them until he rolled them up.
So Prosser rolled up the pennies and paid the ticket on Monday.
And that's not the first time he's done this.
Prosser also paid a 387-dollar water bill in pennies five years ago.
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