BOSTON (AP) — 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.