Resident, cleaning crew differ on stolen items
Published 11:58 am, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A Fairview Avenue resident is accusing her cleaning crew of stealing more than $1,000 worth of goods from her home, according to police.
The woman told Darien police that over the course of the past three months, an Xbox hard drive, valued at $150; a Blend Tech blender canister, valued at $100; and a Canon Rebel camera with telephoto lens, valued at $1,150, went missing, according to the report.
The woman noticed the camera was missing in September when she questioned the cleaning crew, but they denied taking the camera, police said.
On Nov. 13, police said, the woman used the Blend Tech blender at 10 a.m. and left it on the counter when she was done. At 12:30 p.m., the cleaning crew arrived and the woman left the home, police said, but when she returned home at 2:30 p.m., the canister was missing. One of the members of the cleaning crew, which was made of five people, told police that the canister by the front door Nov. 13 filled with dirt of mud and may have been used to water the plants. Police said the homeowner believes the cleaning crew took it in retaliation for her accusation about the camera.
Additionally, police said they were told the hard drive to the daughter's Xbox had been missing for "a few months."
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The member of the cleaning crew told police that the complainant leaves the door to her home unlocked and that there have been workers in the home during the last several months, police said. But the complainant told police that work was done on the house two years prior to the incident and that no workers had been on site recently.