NYC woman gives beggar credit car
Published 14/08/2010 | 11:42
A New York City advertising executive has said she never doubted a homeless man would return the credit card she loaned him in lieu of change.
Marrie Harris told the New York Post she didn't have any cash when Jay Valentine asked for some, so she let him use her American Express platinum card instead.
Friends and bystanders told her she'd never see it again. But Valentine soon returned it after buying deodorant, body wash, cigarettes and water for a total of 25 dollars (£16).
Valentine said he was surprised to be handed the card but never considered taking advantage of Harris' generosity.
He said he lost his real-estate company job a few years ago.
An Internet cafe in SoHo had been letting him sleep there, which is where he ran into Harris.