Yesterday the first coin was found and the story changed ever so slightly to she had seen it and dropped it. I can guarantee you it was not visible anywhere where the coin in the envelope was dropped. We’d had a couple of conversations about the missing coin and someone kept asking various things about how one could maybe get more coins so I highly suspect this is an issue.
I spun a tale about my conversation with internal investigations and what standard practices were – putting the person on administrative leave while investigating, what all was involved in questioning, why stealing something and reporting false information affected others and wasn’t just a dollar. Basic attempts to get her to understand that a dollar stolen and lied about might lead to consequences for other people. She seemed to understand.
I mean, she’s 6, obviously a lying little psychopath as that’s what 6yos are, but managed to fool me… here’s the (probably) final correspondence