Lady Who Left $100K to Hebrew University Was Not a Bum, Say Friends
After the impression left by previous reports that the woman was living as a miserly bum, sleeping amid filth and refuse while interest accumulated on money she was too crazy to spend on proper care for herself, this news comes as a relief.
Fischer did, however, accept money from neighbors to move their cars in avoidance of parking tickets, while sitting on a wad of money that at her death was split between the university and a couple of her friends, who correct the record in today's Daily News. "She wasn't even close to a bag lady," one of them, Gabor Szanto, said. "She was just not fashion conscious."