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Sticky-Fingered Cleaning Lady Stole Elmhurst Woman's Things: Cops

The cleaning lady stole a tapestry and a bed sheet, police said, and she was fired.

Credit: Getty
Credit: Getty
An Elmhurst woman rooted around in her cleaning lady's purse and found she was smuggling property out of the house, police said.

The Lawndale Avenue resident "noticed a small number of items missing from her home and felt her cleaning lady of nearly two years may have been responsible for the missing items," police said.

The woman "decided to check the cleaning lady's purse while in her home one day and located a 'tapestry' folded in the lady's purse," police said.

The "cleaning lady admitted to taking other items including a bed sheet," police said. "She was terminated and victim wishes to now sign complaints."

The cleaning lady has yet to be charged and the investigation is pending, police said.

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Mike Worrell February 05, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Did you guys hire a 15 year old boy to select photos to accompany articles?
Baby Paul February 05, 2014 at 02:58 PM
Who would want to steal a bed sheet?
Jim Court February 06, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Does any business professional with strong administrative skills wish to join with me in a venture that will prevent consumer fraud and less than honest people ? The model will be perfected locally and then franchised or licensed.
Jennifer MacKenzie February 06, 2014 at 09:37 AM
The photo selection for this piece offends me. Editor, have you seen the film " Miss Representation"? Perhaps you should.
Keith Whistler February 06, 2014 at 12:09 PM
...can't the owner of the house be countered sued for invasion of privacy, or does the owner work for the NSA
Faust February 06, 2014 at 12:21 PM
I'm offended by Jennifer's comment.

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