A Godfrey woman has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting armed robbery, a plea her partner in crime entered last week. 28-year-old Taylor C. Harkey of the 400 block of Alice Lane in Godfrey, entered her plea in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. Falling under the jurisdiction of the “Hobbs Act,” this case will result in a harsher sentence that if prosecuted otherwise, according to United State Attorney Stephen Wiggington.
In this case, Harkey and 30-year-old Ramone C. Cunningham of the 100 block of Tara Court in Alton admitted to their role in the armed robbery of a Comfort Cab driver on July 18 of last year. With the plea she has admitted to pointing a BB gun at the cab driver and stealing $36 and a cell phone after she and Cunningham plotted a way to get some “quick money.” Harkey is scheduled for sentencing on May 30, at which time she could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Cunningham will be sentenced on May 22, and faces the same potential punishment.
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