6-year prison sentence for Aurora teen in theft, other felonies while on bond

  • Keynaz J. Foster was sentenced to six years in prison Friday.

    Keynaz J. Foster was sentenced to six years in prison Friday.

 
 
Updated 11/18/2019 6:35 PM

An Aurora teen who pleaded guilty to a $6,000 theft from a vending machine company in late 2018 and committed several other felonies while free on bond was sentenced Monday to six years in prison.

Keynaz J. Foster, 19, of the 1700 block of Felton Road, was free on bond in a car burglary case when police arrested him and a 16-year-old juvenile in early January 2019 and charged him a Dec. 26, 2018 felony theft at Unlimited Vending, 1771 Mallette Road, Aurora, according to Kane County court records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

While free on bond on the vending machine case, Foster was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle in February 2019, and burglary and theft charges from Feb. 18 and 19, respectively. The last two cases stem from a vehicle burglary and the use of credit cards stolen from it, according to court records.

Foster pleaded guilty in August to all of those cases. He entered a "cold," or "blind," plea in which a defendant admits guilt without agreeing to a sentence with prosecutors and instead leaves it in the hands of a judge.

Kane County Judge John Barsanti on Monday rejected Foster's request for application to the county's Drug Rehabilitation Court, which is for nonviolent offenders facing significant prison terms.

Under state law, Foster can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior and he gets credit for 281 days served at the Kane County jail while the case was pending.

Foster faced up to seven years in prison on the vending machine burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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