PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – A few months ago, the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania received a letter from an anonymous man who said he panhandled in Pittsburgh in the name of the league.

The letter, which came from Israel, just became public after the league posted the letter on Facebook and said they forgave the man.

“About one year ago, I stood on Murray Avenue collecting money,” the letter began. “I was broke and needed to eat so I collected money under the name of the Animal Rescue League of Western Pa. Really, it was charity fraud.”

It was signed, “A man trying to improve his life.” The letter also contained $35 — the amount that the man he collected.

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Meadow Fallon of the Animal Rescue League, who opened the letter when it came. She says she was shocked when the letter came, and that no one that at the League knew anyone was collecting money beyond their own efforts.

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