BOSTON -- A homeless Boston man who turned in a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveller's cheques says even if he were desperate he wouldn't have kept "even a penny."
Glen James was honoured Monday at police headquarters, where commissioner Edward Davis thanked him for his honesty and gave him a special citation.
James found the backpack at the South Bay Mall in the city's Dorchester neighbourhood Saturday. He flagged down patrolling officers and handed it over.
The backpack contained $2,400 in U.S. currency, almost $40,000 in traveller's cheques, Chinese passports and other personal papers.
The man who lost it told workers at a Best Buy store at the mall. He went to the police station, where he was confirmed as the rightful owner.
-- The Associated Press