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Homeless Man Finds $42,000 in Backpack and Turns It In

Glen James
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A homeless man in Boston named Glen James was walking around a parking lot on Saturday when he came across a backpack in front of a TJ Maxx. When he opened it up, he found a passport, $2,400 in cash and some $40,000 in traveler’s checks.

Now, Glen could’ve easily run off with the money and got back on his feet. But he didn’t. Instead, he flagged down a police car and turned it in without taking a dime.

About an hour later the rightful owner called in and cops identified him using the passport in his bag.

Glen released a statement yesterday saying, “Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny of the money I found.”

It’s not clear if he’s getting a reward but we sure hope he does.

After the story broke, someone set up a fundraising page on GoFundMe.com for Glen. The goal is to raise $50,000 for him. (As of this writing, there was near $7,000 raised for Glen.)

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