So I (19F) am back home from school and I live with my mother, brother (30M), and boyfriend (22M). My birthday was a few days ago and I received around $600 in cash.
I keep a loose inventory of cash around in case I ever need it for emergencies. I went to count my money, which should’ve been around $1,700, but noticed there was less than $1,000. I have only taken $100 out of it once, as it’s only for emergencies.
For context: No one comes over to my house, even on holidays, my family is all very introverted. Plus, it was relatively well hidden so someone had to have been snooping pretty intensely to find it.
I sent a text to my brother asking if he knew/ heard anything about it, really just making him aware that I was missing this money and I also included in the text that I did not even think it was him. I didn’t ask my mom yet as she was still sleeping. and the times I have counted the money where when I left for schoond when I came back, so it couldn’t have been my boyfriend, who goes to the same school as me.
An hour later my brother asks my mom about it and she freaks out, begins slamming doors and telling me and my bf to stay somewhere else, and that she can’t believe I would accuse either once of them of stealing money from me.
I honestly thought that maybe one of them could’ve just borrowed some money and forgot to tell me, but I feel like I said the wrong thing and made my family extremely upset as now they’re both texting me telling me how disappointed they are in me and how they are also upset that I left after they told me to.
Now my mom is telling me she should’ve charged me for summer rent and can take a couple thousand out of my bank account, and I’m really worried to close the account because I feel like it will only make this even more tense, when really I just want it to be over with.