Twin Gets 5 Years in Prison for Robbing "Sugar-Daddy"
A Manhattan judge Thursday sentenced one of the teen twin sisters accused of tying up and robbing an 85-year-old man they met on a sugar-daddy Web site to 5 years in prison.
Justice Michael Obus told Shaina Foster, 18, he would not grant her youthful offender status, which would have sealed her criminal record.
“This is a case in which far worse results could have happened if the victim had not been rescued,” the judge said in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Shaina, who hatched the sinister scheme and brought her sister Shalaine along for the ride, copped to robbery in the second degree in June as part of a plea deal.
The evil twin met retired lawyer Paul Aronson on the SeekingArrangement.com web site, which pairs rich men with young gold diggers, and brought Shalaine to their Oct 1, 2014 date.
The trio headed back to his luxury five-story townhouse on East 38th Street for what he hoped was some naughty fun.
Instead, the sisters, then 17, tied Aronson to a coffee table, swiped his credit cards and $500 in cash and went on a shopping spree. The widower writhed on the ground for 20 hours before a friend discovered him.
Shaina took full responsibility for the sordid ordeal and implored cops not to get her sister in trouble, court papers show.
Shalaine copped to robbery as part of a more favorable plea deal and was sentenced in May to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. She was also granted youthful offender status in recognition of her lesser role in the crime.
The twins were originally charged with kidnapping, robbery, assault and grand larceny. If convicted at trial, they faced as much as 15 years on the top count.
“I hope she makes better choices in the future and leads a law abiding life, ” said defense lawyer Theodore Herlich.