Homeless NC teen returns $500 money order he found

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DURHAM, N.C. — When Montrez Jefferies recently stumbled upon a $500 money order, he was eager to get it back to its owner.

His decision wasn’t an easy one because he’s a homeless teenager.

“Making a lot of bad decisions and getting in trouble at school and then getting involved in gangs,” Jefferies explained. “That’s how I ended up here.”

Instead of living on the streets, Jefferies lives at the Durham Rescue Mission’s Center for Hope. It’s also the place where Jeffries says he’s making a change.

“I really have changed,” said Jeffries. “A few years ago, I just would’ve cashed it and wouldn’t have thought twice about it.”

Read more: WTVD


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