Krispy Kreme Clerk Mistakenly Serves More Than Doughnuts to Drive-Thru Customer, Adds a Side of Cash

Krispy Kreme Mistakenly Hands Over $5K to Customer, Not Doughnuts

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (CBS/AP) Nothing can soothe the underlying guilt that is often associated with ordering a dozen delectable Krispy Kreme doughnuts - except maybe cold hard cash.

Just ask the lucky patron who received $5,000 in cash from a Fayetteville Krispy Kreme clerk on Friday - if you can find him.

According to police, the manager put the cash in the iconic polka dot doughnut box as a safety measure against theft before he intended to make the deposit.

Apparently the clerk was unaware of the manager's routine and accidentally gave the wrong box to a customer at the drive-thru window, says Fayetteville Police Sgt. Dan Grubb.

Surprisingly no one has come forward to return the money.

Now who says having a sweet tooth doesn't pay off?