Post # 31
I think you should report them to the police that they have been stolen! Especially if you are certain that you put them there. I reckon she probably stole them, and of course she will say she didn’t! I don’t know why you are scared to tell your husband! Surely he can understand you were in a rush. It’s not your fault people are dishonest. I really hope you find them! Good luck.
Post # 33
I’m curious about an update. And I’m still on the side that I don’t think the cleaning lady stole them. I agree with the poster who said she’d have to be pretty stupid to walk off with something obvious like wedding rings when she was the only one in the house. You need to relax and start searching everywhere. And ask your husband in case he scooped them up. I wouldn’t call him at work like its an emergency I would ask him when he gets home.
Post # 34
I can’t believe all of the posters leaping to conclusions that the cleaning lady stole the rings and the OP should file a police report. Wouldn’t it make more sense to first ask her husband if he saw them, or enlist his help in finding them? Accusing someone of theft should be a last resort in this situation. If the OP wrongly accuses the cleaning lady she risks ruining an innocent person’s reputation, jeapordising her livelihood, and making things really awkward with a neighbor.
Post # 35
Why were you so nervous to know that your rings were at home when the cleaning lady was going to be there? Has something happened in the past?
Post # 36
WestCoastV: I agree. Accusing someone of stealing should be the last step.
Talk to your husband first and look around the house again. They could be anywhere like others have mentioned.
Post # 37
My first thought was that your husband may have took them as a joke? Albeit a mean one, but my husband left his ring on the edge of the shower once and I stood there seriously considering taking it and seeing if he would realize it. I didn’t…. but maybe that’s what happened.
Post # 38
Please do not call the police (as some people have suggested) without searching high and low, speaking to your husband and calling the gym.
How would she know to open that box on that specific day? And how stupid do you have to be to steal rings like that? I’m not saying she didn’t do it but I’m a little surprised about how many people automatically jump to that conclusion.
Post # 39
I highly doubt your cleaning lady steal the ring because it’s really stupid to steal such thing to ruin her reputation. Especially she is high recommended by many people.
Just confess to your husband that you lost your ring and put a claim if you have it insured. Who knows, maybe it will show up unexpected one day.
Post # 40
When I got home I did look everywhere again. I checked my purse, the laundry, the clothes I wore Tuesday night, my gym bag, the little box again and everywhere around it. I called the gym and they said no one turned anything in.
My husband is still at work but when he called a little while ago I told him. He was much more calm with me than I thought he would be but he thinks for sure that the cleaning lady took them. I told him I called her and he said of course she’s not going to fess up to it. He said he’s going to call her again when he gets home. I’m not sure what that will do.
The rings are fortunately insured.
I really would like to think that the cleaning lady would not take them. I hope they turn up. We’re going to look some more once he gets home.
The reason he thinks she took them is because we saw her once at the store and she commented on how much she loved my set. I don’t think that’s reason enough.
Post # 41
Make a police report. My apt got robbed once. I had a feeling it was a contractor. They got pictures of my jewelry and scoured pawn shops looking for anything similar. Maybe you’ll get lucky. At least your husband is cool headed. That’s one of the many reasons you love him, I’m sure!
Post # 42
I’d suggest you retrace every step of the way where you could’ve left them BEFORE (thinking) that you placed them in their “usual” spot. Since you’ve used that place so often sometimes our minds will play tricks and “remember” the event bc your brain can actually conjure your doing JUST that quite a few times so it’s a false memory of yesterday’s events.
Post # 43
any chance they could have fallen into the drain or garbage disposal? Is there a garbage can nearby?
It seems really odd to me that the cleaning lady would take them. She’d have to know that she’d be the prime suspect. And it’s not like she could wear them and draw attention to herself.
Did anyone else come in?
Post # 44
I don’t think her commenting that she loved your set is reason enough to assume she took them. She had to know that she would be the prime suspect since she was there all alone. I don’t know. If she lives in your neighborhood, that just doesn’t seem smart. If you truly don’t find them, I would check local pawn shops because they may turn up. I do hope you find them.
Post # 45
Call local pawn shops, describe it, call around both your place and where the cleaning lady lives.