Someone might have cashed a cheque for me?

just wondering what I can do in this situation. I was supposed to receive a 1100$ deposit refund from my university in the mail, I never got it and emailed them today about it. they responded saying I received my deposit. I live in an area with a community mailbox, if there was a mistake and it was put in someone... show more just wondering what I can do in this situation. I was supposed to receive a 1100$ deposit refund from my university in the mail, I never got it and emailed them today about it. they responded saying I received my deposit. I live in an area with a community mailbox, if there was a mistake and it was put in someone else's mailbox and they stole it would I be able to find out and get my deposit back?
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