May 26, 2016


‘Cleaning Fairy’ gets 1 year of probation

Susan Warren, the so-called “Cleaning Fairy,” was sentenced Monday to one year of probation for breaking into a Westlake home earlier this year and cleaning it up before leaving a $75 bill written on a napkin for the homeowner.


Maria Russo, spokeswoman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, said that Warren, who lives in Elyria, also was ordered to pay a $150 fine and perform 20 hours of community service as part of her sentence.

Warren, who pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in October, apologized for her actions during Monday’s hearing, Russo said.

The 53-year-old Warren has previously said she stopped by the Dover Center Road home and went inside to clean because she “wanted something to do.”

Westlake police reported that she washed some coffee cups, took out the trash, vacuumed and dusted the house while the homeowner’s 19-year-old daughter was asleep. The daughter told police she thought her mother had hired a cleaning service.

Warren previously has complained that the homeowners overreacted to her going into their house to clean uninvited. She insisted that she shouldn’t have been charged with a crime.

Warren still has a pending burglary case before the Lorain County grand jury stemming from an April incident. She has previous criminal convictions for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, among other charges, according to records from various municipal courts.

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