Yesterday a crew was out mowing at two homes they are sperated by 3 or 4 other homes. The crew always parks the truck at the one farther from the intersection.(there is a city bus stop @ the intersection.) The weedeater on the crew always carries a blower and his trimmer. The trimmer was said to have been left in a mulch bed about 5 ft from the road and then forgotten. The crew return only appox. five minutes later and the weedeater was gone. They were then short a trimmer so our bosses wife drove appox. 25 min to meet the crew with a back-up from the office. The guy that was trimming was then asked to pay the company back for the purchase of a new trimmer at a lower than new rate due to the fact that the trimmer that was stolen was not new. The individaul asked if he could go to a pawn shop and get one and he was told what to get no problem, well the pawn shop had no srm260 echo so no luck. He then decided to argue the price I explained that two paid empolyees had to take time to fix the issue one to bring them the trimmer and one to go and purchase a new one. The new one will cost 300.00 so 175.00 seems fair. The employee offered to pay 150.00 but was told no and so he quit. No big deal I need to get rid of 5 more before leaf season. So long story short is this fair or should the entire crew pay. Keep in mind the house has plenty of hiding spots for a trimmer not all of the yard is in plain sight.