I know have a perfectly acceptable, valid reason not to trust my coworkers: my credit cards were stolen from my wallet today.
I’m lucky in that I don’t use my credit cards often, one of them only twice. The other had a Chapters online thing go through today, so I could’ve pinpointed that as my last transaction (they also used it at Chapters, sneaky bastards).
I’m also very grateful for 24/7 fraud departments with both Royal VISA and PCF M/C. That meant I didn’t have to try to sleep on this, but I do still need to file the police report for the Royal. That’ll be a new experience.
I know that it happened at work, since that’s the only time my purse is out of my sight, and the first transaction went through this afternoon at 1:46 p.m. Someone really liked spending money at Jean Coutu and Shoppers (both drug stores); they also hit up a bunch of gas stations and one transaction at Chapters.
They also moved my ID out of its holder, but didn’t take it. I’m guessing they figured they either couldn’t pass for me, or didn’t want to apply for new cards in my name or something. I can’t explain criminal minds; I’m just glad they weren’t especially clever, and that the fraud departments worked as well as they did. At least, I’m saying that now — we’ll see what the next few steps bring.
And finally, one complaint I thought up later — I bet the bastard who stole my cards misspelled my last name when they signed the slips, too.