Dirty Money – level 3

31-03-2021 15:00

Andreas Flaten left his job at A OK Walker Autoworks in Georgia, US, in November 2020; however, he had difficulty getting his final paycheck.

Flaten asked his former employer to pay 915 dollars that he was owed in wages, and he even turned to the Georgia Department of Labor for help.

In mid-March 2021, Flaten was leaving his house with his girlfriend and he noticed a pile of pennies that were left at the end of his driveway. The 90,000 coins were covered with an oily substance and there was an envelope containing his final pay slip and an explicit parting message.

Flaten’s nightly routine now consists of cleaning the pennies, so that he can cash them in. The man said that it had taken him about 90 minutes to clean several hundred coins.

Difficult words: paycheck (a salary or income), explicit (expressed fully and clearly; with bad language), cash in (to make money from something).

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