• A Georgia woman found $543 when she opened her lunch after going to a KFC drive-thru. The money corresponded to the sales that the store had generated in the shift

A Georgia state woman was recognized by local authorities for her “honesty and kindness” after she returned $543 in cash that she found next to her sandwich she had ordered at a drive thru from KFC.

In a Facebook post, the City of Jackson Police Department said that on Wednesday, September 14, they received a call from Ms. Oliver’s workplace. She said that on her lunch break she had gone to the restaurant and then returned to her work to enjoy her lunch. When she opened it she found that there was $543.10 in cash under her sandwich.

“After investigating the finding, it was determined that the restaurant’s daily deposit had been accidentally placed in her sandwich bag. Mrs. Oliver not only did the right thing, she saved the manager’s job. Ms. Oliver, thank you for reminding us that we have wonderful citizens in Jackson, and it’s people like you that make us great!” the post reads.

Ms. Oliver said that her cash would have been used to pay electricity bills. She said that she is currently facing medical bills of around $2 million from her husband’s cancer treatment.

“If you don’t do the right thing, they’ll give it back to you,” Oliver said. “I mean, it wasn’t mine. I didn’t need to keep it. I will get mine in the future,” she said.

According to local media, the KFC where Ms. Oliver went returned the money she paid for her lunch and also gave her a free meal.

Cases like that of Mrs. Oliver occur in the midst of a climate of violence in several fast food establishments. Recently, a Chick-fil-A employee had to confront a thief who had stolen the keys to his car from a woman.

In cities like Chicago, some McDonald’s workers expressed their fear of returning to work due to the wave of insecurity in the area. Last August, a six-year-old boy was sexually abused by a 62-year-old man in one of the bathrooms of the store known as “Rock-and-roll”.

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