Taco Bell Drive-Thru Customers Find $3,600 In Takeout Bag

Taco Bell franchises have sometimes made big mistakes in filling orders -- as in serving a Cheesy Gordita Crunch with a cardboard filling. But three young customers at a Taco Bell in Kentwood, Mich., were tickled by the unexpected contents of their takeout bags.

"I opened my bag to get my food, and it ended up being three bags of money," Kennidi Rue told Grand Rapids TV station WZZM. "A lot of money. And then another wad of a ton of twenties."

In total, it was about $3,600.

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Rue and her two companions, Luke Postma and Grant Kruse, decided to drive back and return the money, and the Taco Bell drive-thru attendant reportedly wept when they handed back the cash.

But this isn't the first time that a Taco Bell employee has mistakenly given a customer thousands of dollars. According to the manager of a Taco Bell in Ohio, it's store policy to keep bank deposits in the same bags that are used for takeout orders, which reportedly is why a drive-thru worker in May 2010 confusedly handed a customer $2,000.

That customer, who appeared in surveillance video to be a "young woman in her 20s," handled the mistake less nobly than then Kentwood trio, though. She apparently was never heard from again.


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SuzyQ

would have kept the do-re-mi. They need to train their managers and their managers better than to rely on minimum wagers to be responsible for the deposits. That shouldn't be something a non-exempt employee should do. Poor kid. sorry they lost their job for something that wasn't their fault really. They needed a patsy and guess who gets the axe.

July 09 2013 at 12:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kysteve66

OLD NEWS NOW..NEXTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

July 02 2013 at 11:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mom31977

Hopefully they get free meals for a year or something, that was very honest.

July 02 2013 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
realrambo

If the Taco bell are that stupid to keep money on a take out bag they do not need it .
I don't think I would have returned it , then they would have to prove they did not give me my meal.
On the same chapter in the Hunters point district in San Francisco there is a restaurant which has a shoe box as cash register , when someone tried to rob them they them, they threw the shoe box in the dining room and everyone went for the money , since then no one has ever robed them " by the way the patrons returned the money",

July 02 2013 at 5:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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telvis

They are not the only ones to keep it in the bags like that. It's to stop somebody from grabbing it as they walk to their cars to go make a deposit. Who would risk going to jail over a bag of tacos?

July 02 2013 at 7:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nakita1215

Nice that they were honest, and returned the money--Sad to say, but, not many people would have done that...Hopefully they get a reward, like free food for a year (or life) for their honesty!!

July 02 2013 at 5:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rob

I'm sure the free food for life will be worth the diarrhea for life every morning

July 02 2013 at 5:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kysteve66

lol how much would be food for a year be..ARE U GOOFY..DUHHHHHHHH they get NOTHING..to bad the dumb rich kids should had kept that MONEY..

July 02 2013 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
healthmgr

Congrats to these kids - that's a heck of a temptation to walk away from! I'm humbled by their honesty!

July 02 2013 at 4:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mleleceq2

I hate to break everyone's heart here but, rest assurred, the person who served the bag no longer works for Taco Bell. He/she was fired forthwith. So, the teenagers, while they thought they were saving someone's job, actually didn't. They just gave a few dropped pennies to a very wealthy corporation that pays it's employee's minimum wage. They should have split the money and do whatever they wish with it. That lady who drove off with two grand, too bad it wasn't more!!!

July 02 2013 at 4:30 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
ginnpr1

It is so nice to know people do have a heart - and "respect:" for everyone is still alive!!!!

July 02 2013 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mafiawarrob

Taco bell could have kissed that money good bye if it were me, i'd take it just because all the crappy food and service i have got there, and to make up for the false advertising they do on TV making there product look much better then it really is.

July 02 2013 at 3:05 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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hondabuck

And yet you go back again and again

July 02 2013 at 5:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sfbmib

That was the pay for the Lipitor they give free with their kid meals.

July 02 2013 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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