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Taco Bell customers get cash instead of food

Published: Wed, July 3, 2013 @ 1:14 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — That was no burrito.

Three people who ordered food at a Taco Bell drive-thru in western Michigan got something more valuable: $3,600 in cash.

A Taco Bell employee mistakenly passed the cash to the trio instead of their food Saturday. The money was returned a short time later.

Kennidi Rue told WZZM-TV and MLive.com that she and two friends thought about keeping the money but decided they'd feel guilty if they didn't return it. Grand Rapids police Capt. Jeff Hertel confirmed the incident, saying an officer was called to assist.

"I thought it was joke," said Rue, 18, of Holland, Mich. "I thought we were on camera. ... The store manager literally just burst out in tears. She was so happy we brought it back."

The money was in a store bag for deposit at a bank. A message seeking comment was left with Taco Bell.

Rue, boyfriend Grant Kruse, 20, and another friend, Luke Postma, 25, got their meal when they returned the money. Kruse and Postma are National Guard members who were in Grand Rapids for training.


1YtownParent(573 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Great job guys! In the age of torture and self-centered whistle blowers, Kruse and Postma just exhibited conduct that is worthy of our Armed Services uniforms.

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2auntiem4cabs(114 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

WOW... see, teens aren't all that bad!!

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3Harley_Guy(144 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

GREAT JOB ... What I fail to see in this story though is some sort of reward from Taco Bell for their honesty!

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4LtMacGowan(693 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Whistle Blowers are some of the most courageous people there are.

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5YtownParent(573 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

The TB manager is the one who needs to step-up. Taco Bell is either insured against those losses or they have solid loss prevention policies in place where they could get their money back from the manager. These young adults were considerate enough to think of how their actions would effect the people who could have lost their jobs and a chunk of their future incomes. Their parents can be proud of them.

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