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Homeless man Glen James returns £26,000 found in Boston backpack

Homeless man Glen James returns £26,000 found in Boston backpack

Metro.co.uk, September 17, 2013
by Paul McMillan

Homeless man returns £26,000 found in backpack

 A homeless man in the US who returned a backpack containing thousands in cash and traveller’s cheques said he would not have kept ‘even a penny’ if he was desperate.

Glen James found the rucksack at a shopping mall in Boston and flagged down patrol officers to hand it over.
The backpack contained about £1,500 worth of US dollars, almost £25,000 in traveller’s cheques, a Chinese passport and personal papers.
Its owner told workers at a store at the mall he had lost the bag. He went to the police station, where officers confirmed it belonged to him.
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Mr James, who has been homeless since 2005, was honoured on Monday at Boston police headquarters, where commissioner Edward Davis thanked him for his honesty and gave him a special citation.
In a statement, Mr James said: ‘Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny of the money I found.
‘I am extremely religious, God has always very well looked after me.
‘I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone – every pedestrian stranger – who has given me spare change. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.’


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