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'Cleaning Lady' Arrested After Breaking Into Home

The following arrest information was provided by the Westlake Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

An Elyria woman is in Westlake jail on Wednesday after being accused of breaking into a Dover Center Road home, doing some cleaning, then sticking the victim with a bill.

Susan Warren, 53, was stopped by Elyria police on Tuesday night, said Westlake police captain Guy Turner. She wasn't charged with anything there, but since she had a warrant out for her arrest from Westlake, she was taken into custody and turned over to

According to police, Warren entered the home sometime between 9 and 10:45 a.m. on May 22, did some light house cleaning while a resident slept, and left, leaving a $75 bill for her services on a napkin.

Nothing was stolen in the incident. When the victim contacted Warren, she admitted being in the home and needing money.

Warren became irate when a Westlake police officer called, telling the officer she does this all the time, then hung up.

Warren is charged with felony burglary. She will be taken to Rocky River Municipal Court for arraignment on Wednesday, Turner said, where her case will likely be turned over to Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas. She will probably also then be transferred to Cuyahoga County jail.

Check out WKYC's coverage of the story: "Cleaning fairy" breaks into houses, leaves cleaning bill

None Ya May 31, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I think anyone can relate to her plight of needing money although there are probably better options than the one she took. Probably too proud to go to welfare and couldn't think of anything else, but please, don't break the law to support you and yours. Find other options. I do think jail time for this is a little harsh; she didn't steal anything. Worst thing she may have done (aside from an uncontracted job in a home she wasn't asked into) was maybe break a lock. And to be honest, just how heavy a sleeper was the other woman's daughter that she slept through the whole incident?
Jay Chong November 20, 2012 at 03:28 AM
The daughter did wake up None Ya, but she assumed it was her mother, not an uninvited cleaning lady. http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2012/11/16/

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