Menu

U.S.

Homeless man in Boston honored by police for turning in backpack full of cash, checks

honesthomelessman.jpg

Sept. 16, 2013: Glen James, of Boston, left, smiles in the direction of members of the media as Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, right, looks on during a news conference at the police headquarters, in Boston.AP

A homeless man in Boston was honored Monday for flagging down police after he discovered a bag filled with $2,400 in cash and nearly $40,000 in travelers checks, The Boston Globe reported.

Last summer, Glen James, who is in his 50s and lives in a homeless shelter, noticed a young man at the South Bay plaza in Boston leave behind a large bag, the report said. James observed the bag’s contents, and alerted police because “God has always very well looked after me.”

“Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny,” he wrote in a statement due to embarrassment about a speech impediment.

James received a citation from Boston’s police commissioner and there has been a website made, www.gofundme.com/4by2as,  to raise money for James, who said he receives food stamps and panhandles at times because “It’s just nice to have some money in one’s pockets so that as a homeless man I don’t feel absolutely broke all the time.”

Click for more from Boston.com.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.30% up 4.25%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.29% dw 3.32%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.58% dw 4.59%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.45% dw 3.63%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.52% up 3.49%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.38% dw 4.46%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.11% dw 4.17%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.99% dw 5.10%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.40% dw 4.55%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.40% dw 4.51%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.91% up 2.87%  
36 M Used Graph 3.43% up 3.35%  
48 M New Graph 3.19% up 3.14%  
48 M Used Graph 2.97% up 2.92%  
60 M New Graph 3.22% up 3.17%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.34% -- 0.34%  
1 yr Graph 0.68% -- 0.68%  
5 yr Graph 1.38% up 1.37%