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Homeless man turns in money-filled backpack

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BOSTON (AP) - A homeless Boston man who turned in a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveler's checks says even if he were desperate he wouldn't have kept "even a penny."
    
Glen James was honored 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 (DAWR'-ches-ter) neighborhood Saturday. He flagged down patrolling officers and handed it over.
    
The backpack contained $2,400 in U.S. currency, almost $40,000 in traveler's checks, 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.

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