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Prison time for woman who convinced teen boys to rob banks

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 13:20:07-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo woman is heading to prison after she coerced teenage boys to rob area banks on her behalf.

25-year-old Alexis Rose will spend the next 4 to 12 years behind bars for her crimes.

According to investigators, Rose admits that in 2017 she convinced the boys, who ranged in age from 14 to 18, to target five banks in Buffalo, Amherst and Depew. Rose helped the teens by giving them plans, disguises and demand notes. The District Attorney's office says she also provided rides to and from the banks via her Lyft account.

Rose pleaded guilty in February to five counts of Robbery in the Third Degree.

All four teens involved were arrested, confessed and pointed the finger at Rose. Each of the teens pleaded guilty and their cases were sent to Family Court.