Stolen credit card

I just discovered one on my credit cards was stolen earlier today.

Perhaps I walked away without it at a store.

Perhaps it fell from a pocket.

But it made its way into the hands of someone who put over $500 in charges on it before I discovered it missing and cancelled the account.

Over $500 in charges for . . . groceries.

Not frivolous things, as we saw when this happened with another of our cards several years ago.


Food and other necessities, it seems.

This makes me sad.

Sad that someone who likely knows he or she will only get one or two chances to use the card needs groceries badly enough to use the card for that purpose.

Somehow sad not to know this person.

And sort of sad to cancel that card.