Crime & Courts

Crystal Lake woman sent to prison for role in 2012 prostitution setup, cab driver robbery

Patricia E. Stoneburner, 28, of Crystal Lake
Patricia E. Stoneburner, 28, of Crystal Lake

A Crystal Lake woman who in 2012 set up a taxi driver to be jumped and robbed, has been resentenced to five years in prison after committing a separate robbery in Cook County.

Patricia E. Stoneburner pleaded guilty in July 2014 to a felony charge of conspiracy to commit robbery after planning an attack on a taxi driver whom she knew.

Stoneburner was one of seven people accused in the 2012 prostitution setup that went awry.

She later pleaded guilty to luring the victim into a hotel, where he was jumped by several men who demanded money.

Recently retired McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather sentenced Stoneburner at the time to a period of probation that has since been revoked after the 28-year-old was convicted of an armed robbery in Cook County, according to a news release.

Based on Stoneburner’s new conviction and the 12-year prison sentence she in turn received, McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge resentenced Stoneburner on Wednesday to five years in prison.

Both of the woman’s prison sentences will run together, according to the release.

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