SOUTH BEND – Crystal Egan, age 33, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Court Chief Judge Jon DeGuilio upon her pleas of guilty to Hobbs act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
Egan was sentenced to 102 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, Crystal Egan participated in 2 armed robberies, one being a bank and the other a tobacco store. Egan aided in planning the robberies and was the driver for each. At the tobacco store robbery in Mishawaka on November 18, 2019, co-defendants Armand White and Joshua Gant entered the business wearing masks and armed with handguns while she stayed behind in the car. They brandished their firearms and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied with their demands for money by giving them cash. Upon exiting the business, Egan and co-defendants drove to a house where the three split the proceeds.
On November 20, 2019, Egan again planned and drove co-defendants Armand White and Daniel Scott to a Federal Credit Union in South Bend to conduct a robbery. When arriving at the Credit Union, White and Scott entered with faces covered and firearms while demanding money. After obtaining the money, they fled in the vehicle driven by Egan.
On July 8, 2021 Joshua Gant was sentenced to 90 months in prison for his role in this crime. Armand White is awaiting sentencing currently scheduled for October of 2021. Daniel Scott is awaiting sentencing currently scheduled in September 2021.
The case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of Mishawaka and South Bend Police Departments. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly Schultz.