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Boston: Honest Homeless Man Fund Tops $100k
A fund established to help a homeless man who returned a lost backpack containing more than $42,000 (£26,000) has raised almost $110,000 (£68,500).
Boston man Glen James, 54, spoke to police after he found the backpack containing $2,400 (£1,500) in cash and nearly $40,000 (£25,000) in traveller's cheques at the South Bay Mall.
The man who lost the backpack told workers at a nearby store and they called police, who later returned the backpack to him.
Virginia resident Ethan Whittington read media accounts of Mr James' honesty and started a fund for him on a crowd-funding website.
The fund has since raised more than $100,000, including $182 (£114) of pocket money saved up by two young children.
The Boston Police Department publicly thanked Mr James, saying his actions were "a remarkable tribute to him and his honesty".
Mr James said in a statement: "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."