NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Ten thousand dollars is a lot of money, especially for a man without a home. When Elmer Alvarez found a check for that amount, he decided to do the right thing and return it to its owner. A friend helped him call the phone number on it, and that’s how he tracked the owner down.
Imagine Alvarez’s surprise when he found an envelope on the ground with a check for more than $10,000 inside. He was walking near the corner of Temple and Chapel Streets in downtown New Haven on Wednesday morning. He wasn’t thinking of himself or what he could do with that money, however.
“I was just thinking about how that person was feeling by losing an amount of a check like that, an amount of money like that,” Alvarez said. “I’d be feeling kind of desperate.”
That person was Roberta Hoskie. She didn’t realize she’d …