According to my 82 year old patient’s spouse (who is 61 years old and healthy), I was expected to pay for rent and for food. I was also in a difficult situation at the time and waiting for my direct deposit card to come in the mail. In order to cash my checks, (also being unable to leave the house with her husband unattended), she would deposit my paycheck into her bank account and deduct the money I “owed them” and give me the cash. This went on for about a month. I received my last check, signed it, and put it away in a safe place to cash myself later that day. I didn’t want her depositing anymore of my paychecks and deducting money that I felt unsure of “owing her”. I looked into this and I was informed by a reliable source that these expenses were not supposed to be deducted from my pay. I was working around the clock, seven days a week and felt like I deserved the full paycheck. When I confronted her about this issue, the argument escalated to the point of her acting irrational. I cautiously left the house and came back to find my belongings thrown out on the front lawn in garbage bags. When I did not find my paycheck, I asked her about it and she denied having it. I contacted the agency about this and they told me that there is nothing they can do about issuing me a new one if she already deposited it. I went to the police department and they told me if the check was signed they could not do anything about it. I feel like there is something very wrong with this scenario... What do I do?