I am hoping for some guidance here. I left a sealed envelope SECURELY fastened to the stall door with my farrier’s name prominently written on it. I wisely took a photo of it before leaving. I came back not even 24-hours later and IT’S GONE. Not just the envelope but also everything I used to attach it to the door (envelope + clip + tape). I immediately reported it to the owner/manager and while she says she asked around, she said no one knew anything about it. She told me to ask the other boarders, so I did. Nada. Not one peep. Or in other words no one wrote back.
Now I don’t know what to do. This has broken the trust of the farm. It’s a private gated place so I highly doubt some stranger wandered in and only stole this one envelope, and I also highly doubt the few boarders we have would have even noticed (all except the one girl who saw me photograph it), and I REALLY hope it wasn’t her.
I’ve seen other boarders leave money for farriers and vets and I’ve never heard of any other thefts, so WHY this one?
It was $100 in cash, and while that is unsettling, what is even more troubling is that had it been a check the perpetrator could have used that for identity theft and I assume I would have gotten the same nonchalant ‘maybe the wind blew it’ response from the owner?
The human species blows my mind.
Are there any others with similar ‘money stolen’ experiences?
Any recourse besides moving out, or just another case of ‘people suck’ and no one can be trusted?