Woman Getaway Driver at McHenry Payday Loan Store Robbery Gets 12 Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:


Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Heidi L. Kunz, 33, previously of Spring Grove, was sentenced today to twelve years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the class X felony offense of armed robbery following a negotiated plea.

Heidi Kunz

The defendant admitted to robbing the Payday Loan Store in McHenry, Illinois on December 15, 2006.

A criminal investigation revealed that Kunz served as the getaway driver.

She is currently serving a separate sentence in the Federal Penitentiary for a bank robbery that occurred near the time of this offense.

Charges against the co-defendant, Mark Kozic, who also is in federal custody, are currently pending.

This case was investigated by Detective John Birk of the McHenry Police Department. The Crystal Lake Police Department, the Fox Lake Police Department, and the Antioch Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

This case was prosecuted for the State by Assistant State’s Attorney Sharyl Eisenstein.

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Kunz is currently “in transit” to a Federal prison. Her term runs until 11-15-20.

Mark Kozik is currently in Atlanta’s Federal Penitentiary. He is due to get out on 1-30-29.

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