BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York man embroiled in a dispute over his water bill is not being allowed to pay off his debt with a check written on toilet paper. Ron Borgna tried to settle his $2,509.66 bill with a check written on floral print, two-ply toilet paper Wednesday.
The disagreement began in September 2006 when Borgna received a $422.90 water bill. Borgna claims he was overbilled. With additional charges, penalties and late fees that bill has grown.
Binghamton city officials refused to accept the check. After a short argument, Borgna was escorted out of the building.
Borgna says he is appealing the judgment against him in small claims court.
Information from: The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, http://www.pressconnects.com
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