A WOMAN was tempted when she found a stack of cash hidden in her KFC takeaway bag at the drive-through.
JoAnne Oliver was left stunned when after picking up her lunch she discovered $543 in her chicken sandwich.
The customer from Jackson, Georgia, was heading over to the drive-through of the local KFC during her lunch break before getting back to work.
After returning to the office to enjoy her meal, the grandmother was left stunned when she discovered a stack of cash under her sandwich.
Despite being in massive debt, she knew she couldn’t keep the money and alerted the authorities.
She told WSB-TV: “I started counting it and when I got to $500, I stopped and just put it back in the envelope, closed the envelope put the sandwich back the way I got it and just slid it to the side until the officer got here.”
JoAnne- whose fuel tank was nearly empty at the time- joked that she was tempted to go shopping.
She added: “For a second. We thought about going shopping. I said I should have kept a 20 because I’m sitting on E.
“If you don’t do the right thing it’s gonna come back on you.
“I mean It wasn’t mine. I didn’t need to keep it. I’ll get mine in the future.
“It’ll come back two-fold.”
Following an investigation, Jackson Police said the fast-food chain’s daily deposit had been placed in JoAnne’s bag by mistake.
It said in a Facebook post: “Not only did Mrs Oliver do the right thing but she saved the manager’s job.
“Mrs Oliver thank you for reminding us that we have amazing citizens in Jackson and it is people like you that make us great!”
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