Couple returns Burger King's $2,631 deposit

Женщина получает мешок с деньгами в Burger King Drive-Thru

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I ordered a sweet tea & a jr spicy chicken sandwich. A manager told me they would give me 5 free meals. the manager said he talked to corporate office and they said to tell me “thank you” (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER — After going through the drive-through at Burger King Friday, a local woman discovered that instead of the sweet tea and junior spicy chicken sandwich that she ordered, she got a bag full of money.

Rather than keeping the cash — totaling $2,631 — she came back to the restaurant with her husband and returned it.

Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Janelle Jones, of Rochester, had ordered a drink and a sandwich at the drive-through of the 250 North Main St. restaurant. She was driving home when she discovered that the sandwich bag was actually full of cash, and there was no food inside.

Jones called her husband, Matthew Jones, who suggested she come home so they could return the money together. At home, the couple inspected the bag and found the cash, most of which was inside two bank deposit bags. There was also a loose $100 bill.

Matthew Jones admitted, “We are not perfect human beings,” and said the couple had considered the possibility of keeping the money, adding they could have certainly used the cash. But he said he and his wife are Jehovah's Witnesses, and that “Jehovah sees everything.” 
When they returned the money about an hour later, the employees of the store were extremely thankful, he said.

“It felt a lot better than keeping it,” said Matthew Jones.

Store employees at Rochester's Burger King confirmed the incident but chose not to comment on the story.

“One person said 'they were going to get fired' so it felt good knowing we helped them keep their jobs,” Janelle state in an email.
“A manager told me they would give me five free meals,” Janelle added. “The manager said he talked to the corporate office and they said to tell me 'thank you.'”


  1. Praise Jehovah. Thanks to the honest brother and sister Jones. I'm proud to be a JW.

  2. It is very true that we all are imperfect. The important thing is that they chose to return the money. They chose to obey Jehovah rather then let their desire and circumstances take control of their senses I commend them for the courage they took.

  3. It does feel better when you do give them back the money me and my wife gave back money when given to much change, the cashers are always suprised. Good way of giving a witness though

  4. Great story! Does feel good to return money when given to much change etc,good way of giving a witness as they are always suprised to be given back the money.

  5. Sendomprince NdudimJanuary 25, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    That shows that the spiritual level of the couple has advance,we do well to immulated them

  6. in my currency that money can buy and serve a lot of purposes you know. its big lesson for me to consider it a lot of refuse, when presented with temporary enjoyment of sin on a gold platter. even when ridiculed or unappreciated cos of our honesty it does not go unnoticed by our heavenly father who knows we need all these things but wait for his rich blessings that will not plague our consciences. antithesis of eve nd adam. i applaud them really its not easy.


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