Yesterday, difficult child and her cousin walked up to the nearby drugstore. difficult child bought a prepaid VISA and put $560 on it. difficult child's cousin, bless her, went immediately to her mom and grandma and told them about it. After a long interrogation about where in the world she got that kind of cash, including threats of us having no choice to call the police if she didn't 'fess up (this is a FELONY!), difficult child finally admitted whose money it was. It was MINE. MY super secret emergency rainy day cash stash that was hidden in my closet. She was going to use the money to buy a phone. If you saw my other thread, this is now the 3rd time she's stolen since she has been home for Christmas break. We are at a complete loss as to what to do. I'm so beyond disgusted and angry! There is now talk (although nobody has said anything to me about it - my sister in law told me) of not sending her back to school in January, which means that she'd be dumped on ME all day, every day. That can't happen. If anyone has any advice, I'd MORE than welcome it. She's out of control. That she'd steal that kind of money AFTER all the drama over the theft of the iPhone... I'm dumbfounded.