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The Journal Gazette

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:20 am

Homeless man finds, returns $10,000 check

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A homeless man in Connecticut said he wanted to do the right thing when he found and returned a $10,000 check.

The New Haven Register reported real estate agent Roberta Hoskie lost the check Wednesday morning in New Haven. She said she got a call that Elmer Alvarez found the check before she realized it was lost.

Hoskie went to meet Alvarez, and found out during the meeting that he was homeless. She understood the situation well, as she had once been homeless herself.

Hoskie gave Alvarez another check for an undisclosed amount.

Alvarez said he's working on getting a job and putting his life back together. Hoskie said she plans to help the man by giving him free classes at her real estate school.