By: NY1 News
A Staten Island woman who was once homeless got a big surprise Thursday when she learned there was money just sitting in a bank waiting for her.
Penny Martin was living in a homeless shelter when she learned that a man she had dated when she was a teenager left her $10,000.
"I remember this man saying to me that, 'If anything happens to me I just want you to know that you are going to be my beneficiary.' And I was young I didn't have the slightest clue what this person was talking about, but when you get older and you start working and paying bills money stays on your mind," Martin said.
State Senator Diane Savino's office helped her reclaim the money.
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