In Jackson, Georgia, on September 14, JoAnn Oliver, an accounts payable expert with the Head Start program, used her lunch break to visit the drive-thru at her neighborhood KFC restaurant.
After receiving her order, the grandmother of one went back to work and sat down for lunch when she found an unexpected surprise.
Oliver had ordered a chicken sandwich, and when she took it out of the bag, she found a wad of cash underneath it. After debating with a co-worker about needing to return the money, Oliver called the police.
Oliver accompanied the officer back to the restaurant with the money. The food envelope containing the money was meant for a deposit and would’ve cost the manager their job. “I was raised to know that if it’s not yours, you don’t keep it,” Oliver explained. “It’s one of the main things that I’ve been saying ever since. It was not mine to keep!”