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Updated: 09/19/2013 4:43 PM
Created: 09/19/2013 6:41 AM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Scott Theisen

Fund for Honest Boston Homeless Man Raises $100k


Photo: MGN Online

A fund set up for a Boston homeless man who turned in a backpack he found filled with more than $40,000 in cash and traveler's checks has raised more than twice that much.
    
Glen James flagged down a police officer Saturday after he found a backpack containing $2,400 in cash and nearly $40,000 in traveler's checks at the South Bay Mall.
    
The man who lost the backpack told workers at a nearby store at the mall and they called police, who later returned the backpack to him.
    
Midlothian, Va., resident Ethan Whittington read media accounts of James' honesty and started a fund for him on the crowd-funding website gofundme.com. By late Thursday afternoon donations were at nearly $111,000 and growing.

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