I literally burst out crying when I was reading this..".lost car and husband"...
If I were staying with a family because I was hard on my luck and I saw a homeless person without shoes, would it be ok for me to take one piece clothing per day from the home owner for months to give to the homeless person?
If I was watching my neighbors pets and I saw a hungry little kitten outside would it be ok for me to use my neighbors food everyday to feed this kitten without ever telling them?
If I went into a grocery store and saw what I thought was a hungry child outside should I take food every day for months without paying to bring back out to the child?
My heart goes out to the teacher but the end doesn't justify the means - It is stealing anyway you look at it. She handled it wrong. She should have taken the right steps to handle it properly. Stealing is illegal and immoral.
Too many people dehumanize businesses and then turn around and blame companies for treating people like numbers instead of humans. It goes both ways. Just because a business is in business to make money doesn't make it ok to steal from them. Double standards.
Her heart is in the right place. I am happy it all worked out in the end.