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Bank places 100 fake pennies worth 100,000 cents each

Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies across the country worth $1,000 apiece.

Ally Bank says it is hoping to encourage Americans to look for opportunities to save through its “Lucky Penny” promotion, which launched this week.

The lucky pennies carry a copper color like real pennies, but feature the Detroit-based bank’s logo instead of Abraham Lincoln’s head. The flip side of the coin lists its value at 100,000 cents.

The pennies have been placed in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Miami, Denver, Detroit, San Diego, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas.

The coins can be redeemed online until the end of the year.

Gay couple who protested for marriage license fined a penny

A gay couple arrested after refusing to leave a Kentucky county clerk’s office where they had been refused a marriage license have been found guilty of trespassing and fined one cent.

The Rev. Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard and Dominique James were arrested in January after refusing to leave at closing time.

The Rev. Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard and Dominique James were arrested in January after refusing to leave at closing time.

Blanchard told The Courier-Journal after the verdict was returned it seemed the jury understood their stance and called it “a big victory.”

Assistant Jefferson County Attorney Prosecutor Matthew Welch said evidence was overwhelming that the pair trespassed. But he left it to the jury to decide the amount of the fine.

The newspaper reported that the men faced a maximum fine of $250 for the charge of third-degree trespassing.