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New Jersey Man Launches Protest With Pennies

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Pennies are seen in a pile - Des Plaines, IL - Jul 6, 2006 - Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Pennies are seen in a pile – Des Plaines, IL – Jul 6, 2006 – Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

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LYNDHURST, NJ (WCBS 880) - Sam Corkin hopes big changes will come about from his small change. He’s had it with property tax increases in Lyndhurst, as WCBS 880′s Sean Adams reports.

LISTEN: WCBS 880′s Sean Adams with Sam Corkin

“I didn’t want to make a sign and protest,” Corkin he told Sean Adams. “So, I protested with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters!”

He filled a black plastic bucket with $385.66 (the amount of his latest increase) and marched down to the tax collector’s office.

Corkin says he was told “You’re short.” and replied “No. No. It’s in the bucket here.”

The tax collector wouldn’t accept the loose change. Corkin had to go to the bank to get cash.

The retired computer system designer wanted to drive home a point about senior citizens trying to keep up with tax increases.

The mayor tells The Record that they are going to try to reassess home values.

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