I have a worse story about losing things in a move. We couldn't find the checkbook for three weeks so our first mortgage payment was late and the former owner, who carried a tiny third mortgage on the house (a stupid shenanigan the real estate folks did to keep the primary loan below the guidelines)-- he foreclosed. Instead of calling us on the phone, which number he had, or mailing a letter to us (no email in those days), or coming by the house, he foreclosed. After we had already paid our (late) mortgage payment.
We were stupid, but he was greedy -- he wanted the house back so he could sell it at his original price, as the market had exploded since escrow.
(I'm still in the house almost forty years later: once I discovered automatic payment withdrawals, I stopped missing payments! good thing, too, as my current income is a bit under the average cost to rent a room in an apartment in this town these days)