Westlake: "Cleaning fairy" breaks into houses, leaves cleaning bill

4:38 AM, May 30, 2012   |    comments
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WESTLAKE -- Police have identified a real life cleaning fairy -- who may be flapping her wings into a jail cell.

The woman broke into a Westlake home, did some light cleaning, then left a bill.

The family thought a cleaning service sent someone to the wrong house, but the "cleaning fairy" told them it was no mistake, and they better pay up.

Sherry Bush has re-told the story more times than she can remember, and every neighbor wants to know about the cleaning woman who took the sign on her front door a bit too literally.

"There were some coffee mugs that my husband had out," Bush said. "She had washed them all." 

Last week, while she was away and her daughter was sleeping upstairs, someone broke in the house, took out trash, vacuumed the carpet and cleaned up the playroom, Bush said.

"She wrote a note [on a napkin] and left it on the table, saying, '$75 I was here to clean,' and left her name and number," Bush said. 

When the Bushes read it, they thought Sue Warren just cleaned the wrong house, so they gave her a call.

"I think our jaws just dropped to the ground," Bush said. "I said, what happened, did you get the wrong house? She said, 'no, I do this all the time.' I said, what do you mean? She said, 'I just stop and clean your house.'"

It isn't clear if Sue Warren does this all the time, but she did do it last month in Beachwood, and was charged with criminal trespassing.

A friend living at Warren's Elyria home said Sue is always working and owns her own business.

Sue Warren Cleaning can be found online.

"That's what she does for a living. She cleans," Bush said. 

"Now that we've seen the job that she did, it was like whoa, $75? $15 maybe," Bush said laughing.

No charges have been filed against Warren yet in Westlake, but they may still come.

Despite the strange nature of these crimes, nothing was stolen from the homes.

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