I was lamenting a short 24:24 listing for the weekend only to realize it's not the weekend. Brain a bit fried I guess after today's drama. So here is the story. Let me know your thoughts as it took me a while to get the details. So I own a dog training business with locations in three states. I recently opened a new location about four months ago and my head trainer (military vet w several yrs K9 experience) is not returning calls. I'm told by the apprentice trainer (whom we will call Mark) that the head trainer had a mental episode and is at the VA for the week with no outside contact allowed per doctor orders. I think wow I hope he gets the appropriate treatment and gets well. After a week I'm told he is going to another facility for 30 days in another state....also no contact. Then next day I get a call from a client who had signed up for 8 lesson package. She alleges that trainer was very flirty and there was an attraction. Over a few weeks, he did three lessons, all at her house and there was drinking and an overnight stay involved. She then claims she was going out of town and he offered to Board and Train her dog...and that she accepted and paid him $1,000 cash under the table. Head trainer's girlfriend (yes you read that correctly) denies payment took place. I asked client if she could prove the transaction...waiting on response. The dog was under his care for three days then mental episode happened and client had a friend remove the dog. She is asking for a refund of $1,500 as some lessons were done and equipment provided which she will keep. I don't care about the refund, but as the owner, I knew nothing of the dog being boarded and there was no client liability release signed for the dog (which is standard practice). If I confirm the payment then easy decision. With no confirmation of payment I have a trainer who (at the least) was boarding and/or training a dog without my knowledge. We also have personal relations with someone who is a client of the company. Client could be a nut job, but her email describing things had a lot of details that I think were accurate. I have confirmed, through device records, that the lessons at the client's house were indeed 2+ hrs long when they should be one hour. Plot twist: Client says the apprentice trainer saw her give the cash money to the head trainer and that he knew the details. Apprentice trainer, (who was a client and became fast friends with head trainer) was recently hired on recommendation of head trainer. I have no proof of this accusation other than client's word. Well there you go...thoughts? I have pretty much made up my mind but would love some input on the drama.