Man who walked miles to work gets new suburban apartment

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James Robertson said he feels more secure in Oakland County's Troy after moving north from his Detroit home to escape people asking him for money, the Detroit Free Press said Sunday ( ).

A local college student launched a modest crowdfunding campaign to a buy a new car. It led to $360,000 eventually being raised and Robertson receiving a new, $35,000 Ford Taurus from an auto dealership.

The plastic-molding operator also said he didn't tell people in his old neighborhood where he was moving.

"I'm going to keep working -- that's for sure," he told the newspaper.

Most of his money now is in a trust that has a principal amount of $351,000. The earnings from the trust should be enough to keep Robertson's nest egg untouched until he retires, said Rebecca Sorensen, a UBS Financial Services senior vice president for wealth management.

People have stepped up because Robertson is unselfish and deserving, Sorensen said.