My parents had their furnace replaced a couple years ago. In the middle of the job, my sister noticed that the guy was in a drawer in the kitchen and she could hear him in the upstairs bathroom. From what I recall, he said he was “checking the pipes”. She called my dad and asked him, he said there’s no ‘pipes’ to be checked. There is a t-stat on the second floor, but it’s not in the bathroom…or the other bathroom…or the linen closet…or the kitchen drawer.
My dad runs home and upon looking around finds three bottles of vicoden, all empty.
He confronts the guy and tells him to leave, as well as calls the company he works for and tells them what’s going on. A supervisor came out, they talked about it (my dad and the supervisor) and the supervisor basically said that there’s nothing he can do about it (even if the guy had pills on him, there’s no proof that they came from the house) and my dad’s best option was to call the police.
Knowing/assuming nothing would happen if he did that, he had to let it go, but made it clear that the job still needs to be finished and it has to be a different person.
Yeah, it’s a little bit different, but that’s what happened.
In your situation, if you are 100% sure it was the cleaning person, yeah get a new one. Even if you call the company and tell them you want a new person because the other appears to have been stealing meds. Your other option is to either put a camera where the drugs are or have your wife count the pills right before and right after they are there (letting the same person clean the house again) and see what happens.
I’m suspecting your wife or mother felt that it had already been happening or they wouldn’t have counted them to begin with.