After driving through a drive-thru, a woman found over $500 in cash under her KFC sandwich.
JoAnn Oliver called the police, who praised her on Facebook for returning the money.
Authorities said a restaurant employee accidentally placed the $543 daily deposit in Oliver’s bag.
A Georgia woman found $543.10 under her KFC sandwich after the restaurant misplaced her daily deposit, authorities said.
After having lunch at KFC and discovering the money, JoAnn Oliver called the police and returned the money to the restaurant, the Jackson City Police Department said in a statement.
“Ms. Oliver had driven to a local restaurant during her lunch break and returned to work to enjoy her lunch. When she opened her lunch and removed her sandwich, she was surprised to find $543.10 in cash under his sandwich,” the department said on Facebook.
Authorities said their investigation revealed that “the restaurant’s daily deposit was accidentally placed in his sandwich bag,” according to the statement.
“Ms. Oliver not only did the right thing, but she saved the managers’ jobs,” the department said on Facebook. “Mrs. Oliver, thank you for reminding us that we have amazing citizens in Jackson and it’s people like you that make us great!” »
KFC refunded the value of Oliver’s lunch and offered him a free meal, WSB-TV reported. Oliver told the outlet that his family could have used the money since her husband is living with cancer and the family faces around $2 million in medical bills.
Oliver told the outlet that she was considering keeping some of the money “for a second,” but ultimately called the police instead.
“If you don’t do the right thing, it will come back to you,” Oliver said. “I mean, it wasn’t mine. I didn’t need to keep it. I will have mine in the future.”
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