Woman finds $ 500 in her fast food lunch bag: she decides to return the money despite having $2M in medical bills
It is said that “money does not make you happy”, but it can certainly contribute to it. And a lot of money can “tempt” even the most loyal and honest person if he or she stumbles upon a lost wad of cash. A woman from Georgia – USA – knows something about this, and was congratulated by the authorities after returning more than $500 in cash she found in her bag of food purchased at KFC.
JoAnn Oliver was eating lunch at the fast food restaurant when she discovered the money in her sandwich.
Rather than keep the money, she decided to contact the police and return the money to the restaurant. As a reward, KFC reimbursed JoAnn Oliver for her lunch and offered her a free meal.
In a Facebook post, the Jackson City Police Department thanked JoAnn Oliver for her “honesty and kindness.”
“On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Jackson Police were called to Mrs. Oliver’s workplace. 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 her sandwich, she was surprised to find $543.10 in cash under her sandwich,” the department said.
“After investigating the find, it was determined that the restaurant’s daily deposit had accidentally been placed in her sandwich bag. Not only did Mrs. Oliver do the right thing, but she saved the manager’s job,” it continued. “Mrs. Oliver, thank you for reminding us that we have amazing citizens in Jackson, and it’s people like you that make us great!”
Oliver’s family really could have used the money. She revealed that her husband has suffered a stroke and is battling cancer. Oliver said they are facing about $2 million in medical bills.
She admitted that she had thought about keeping the money for herself “for a second.” But then she chose to do the right thing and called the police.
Police learned that an employee had accidentally placed the restaurant’s daily deposit in the bag.
“If you don’t do the right thing it’s gonna come back on you,” Oliver said. “I mean It wasn’t mine. I didn’t need to keep it. I’ll get mine in the future.”