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Homeless man discovers he has bank account loaded with money

By Mason White 11:40 AM April 21, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man became homeless after all of his identification cards were stolen.

For 3 years, John Helinski, 62, slept in a cardboard box at a bus station in Tampa Bay, Florida.

However, that all changed with a caring social worker and with the help of a police officer, who discovered that he had a bank account loaded with money.

DACCO Case Manager Charles Inman wanted to help Helinski get into a shelter, but was unable to do so without any identification.

He recruited the help of Tampa Police Officer Dan McDonald. Together, the two men managed to get Helinski a driver’s license and a birth certificate.

Inman was not done helping Helinski, who is originally from Poland but a U.S citizen. He located a bank account, which Helinski forgot he had since the bank changed ownership.

Inman found that the bank account had a lot money in it. Helinski’s social security check routinely went into that account.

Helinski learned that he now has enough money to get out of the shelter and into his own apartment.

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