June 29, 2016


‘Cleaning Fairy’ pleads guilty to charges of attempted burglary in Cuyahoga County

The so-called “Cleaning Fairy” pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted burglary in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.


Susan Warren of Elyria had originally been charged with burglary for breaking into a Westlake home on May 22, cleaning it and leaving a $75 bill.

The bill, which was written on a napkin, included Warren’s phone number.

Warren, 53, has previously said that she was driving by the Dover Center Road house and “wanted something to do.”

According to Westlake police, Warren washed some coffee cups, took out the trash, vacuumed and dusted inside the house.

The homeowner’s 19-year-old daughter was inside the house sleeping at the time but thought her mother may have hired a cleaning service.

Warren has complained that the homeowners overreacted to her services. She has said that she owns a cleaning business and she sometimes enters homes, cleans them and leaves a bill.

Maria Russo, spokeswoman for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, said Warren is scheduled to be sentenced next month. The plea bargain didn’t include an agreement on what kind of sentence she should face.

Warren’s legal troubles aren’t over, however.

On Monday she agreed to waive a preliminary hearing in an April burglary case, according to Elyria Municipal Court records. That case will now go before a county grand jury.

She has previous convictions for disorderly conduct, failure to register as a solicitor and criminal trespass, according to records in Elyria and Rocky River municipal courts.

Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or bdicken@chroniclet.com.

About Brad Dicken

Brad Dicken is the senior writer for the Chronicle-Telegram. He covers courts and county government, and has been with the Chronicle since 2001. He can be reached at 329-7147 or BDicken@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter.