Please, it all helps!
I was recently robbed by some people I thought of as friends. This couple I know have been struggling recently, and the woman is newly pregnant. They are both unemployed, but luckily they are not homeless due to family giving them a place to stay temporarily. I have always done everything I can to help them out, but I started trying to help them more once I knew she was pregnant. I was trying to help them make resumes and look for jobs, while allowing them into my apartment to clean up and get something to eat. This was going on for about a month before they stole from me, no problems until this incident.
I was using the bathroom and when I came out they were no longer there. I assumed they were outside smoking a cigarette. After a few minutes, I noticed my purse was messed with and then I saw my wallet on the table. I had just gotten paid that day and I had taken out the money to get a money order for rent. Before I made it to get the money order, I ran into them and made the bad decision to help them out. I should have known better to not have cash on me with them around, but I did not even think about it. I just wanted to help them out after they asked me for food, saying they had not eaten in a couple of days. I was naive and let my heart lead my decision, unfortunately.
They ended up stealing almost $400 from me. This was going towards my rent for the upcoming month. Since I do not make a huge wage at my job, I typically take money from every check and get a money order towards the rent. I am now struggling to buy food for myself and my dog because I know rent is due soon, and my landlord is unwilling to help and work with me. The picture is of my dog, looking sad and desperate for attention while wrapping her paws around this guy and forcing him to give her some love.
Anything would help out. I am just trying to get back on my feet, since I recently depleted my savings account on an emergency dental procedure that I desperately needed. I cannot believe these people would do this to me after all my kindness towards them. I had bought them groceries, food, even given them money before when they needed it. I thought people were better than that, but now I’m losing hope. Please, if you can help me out, I would be truly grateful and appreciative. Thank you for taking the time to read my plea.