Back in November, our hearts were briefly warmed by the story of a New York cop who saw a homeless man sitting barefoot in Times Square, and spent $75 to buy him a brand new pair of shoes. And a photo of the scene got 618,000 Facebook likes.
About two weeks later, our enthusiasm waned after reporters caught up with the homeless guy, 54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman, and he said he felt EXPLOITED, because he didn't get a DIME from all the media attention the story was getting. And now, our enthusiasm is GONE and our hearts are back to being icy and black.
Welllll, on Sunday, a few "New York Post" reporters followed Jeffrey after he left Times Square . . . and watched him head right back to an apartment. He was counting a huge stack of bills as he walked up. When they confronted him, he admitted he ISN'T homeless. He's just a con man who poses as a homeless guy . . . and makes HUNDREDS a day doing it. At maybe $250 a day, 200 days a year, that makes it a $50,000-a-year, TAX-FREE job.
And as for the shoes he got from the cop . . . Jeffrey admitted he owns at least 30 pairs of shoes and boots.
Here's a link to the story: