I had a similar issue that happened to me except I spent some kreds (my real money) on an item and two random battles later they were gone. I refreshed and still nothing. They were not killed and my kreds were removed. This is unacceptable. I spent my money to get more enjoyment out of the game and I did not even get to use them. This has happened twice. Be very cautious when spending kreds on this game because they may be stolen.