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A Georgia woman is being applauded by authorities after returning more than $543 in cash found under her sandwich.

In a Facebook post, the City of Jackson Police Department thanked Mrs Joan Oliver for her “honesty and goodness”.


“On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Jackson police were called to Mrs. Oliver’s workplace. Mrs. Oliver [gone] Went to a local restaurant drive-thru on her lunch break and returned to work to enjoy lunch. When she opened her lunch and took out her sandwich, she was surprised to find $543.10 in cash under the sandwich,” the department said.

“After investigating the find, it was determined that the restaurant’s daily deposit was mistakenly placed in its sandwich bag. Mrs. Oliver not only did the right thing, but she saved the manager’s job,” it continued . “Mrs. Oliver, thank you for reminding us that we have wonderful citizens in Jackson, and it’s people like you that make us great!”

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According to WSB-TV, Grandma had visited The Fast Food Giant’s Third Street Location,

The cash was enough to pay her electricity bills and her husband had suffered a stroke and was battling cancer.

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Oliver told the station that the family is facing medical bills of about $2 million.

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She admitted that she thought about going shopping “for a second.”

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“It’s going to come back at you if you don’t do the right thing,” Oliver said. “I mean, it wasn’t mine. I didn’t need to keep it. I’ll get mine in the future.”

KFC reportedly refunded the money Oliver paid for his lunch and gave him free food.