After going 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 worker accidentally put the $543 daily deposit in Oliver’s purse.
A Georgia woman found $543.10 under her KFC sandwich after the restaurant lost her daily deposit, authorities said.
After eating lunch at KFC and discovering the cash, JoAnn Oliver called police and returned the money to the restaurant, the City of Jackson Police Department said in a statement.
“Mrs. Oliver had gone to a local restaurant drive through on her lunch break and returned to work to enjoy her lunch. When she opened her lunch and removed the sandwich, she was surprised to find $543.1[ads1]0 in cash under the sandwich,” the department said at Facebook.
Authorities said their investigation found that “the restaurant’s daily deposit had been accidentally placed in her sandwich bag,” according to the statement.
“Not only did Mrs. Oliver do the right thing, but she saved the manager’s job,” the department said on Facebook. “Mrs. Oliver thank you for reminding us that we have wonderful Citizens in Jackson and it’s people like you that make us great!”
KFC refunded the value of Oliver’s lunch and gave her a free meal, WSB-TV reported. Oliver told the outlet that her family could have used the money since her husband is living with cancer and the family is facing about $2 million in medical bills.
Oliver told the outlet she considered keeping some of the money “for a second,” but ended up calling the police instead.
“If you don’t do the right thing, it will backfire on you,” Oliver said. “I mean it wasn’t mine. I didn’t have to keep it. I’ll get mine in the future.”
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