"Mastermind" behind Wauwatosa home invasion sentenced
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A woman who prosecutors are calling the "mastermind" behind a violent home invasion was sentenced Friday.
A family was tied up and beaten in Wauwatosa last summer and now all three suspects involved have received jail time.
Nicole Kauper, 37, was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years extended supervision.
Prosecutors say the family who was targeted had recently moved to Milwaukee from Saudi Arabia and was staying at a motel before settling into a home in Wauwatosa. Kauper worked as a clerk at the motel and overheard the family say they were keeping a large amount of money in a safe, about $80,000, and used her position to get information from the family. Kauper told her boyfriend, Antwaun Hardy about the money and had conversations about robbing them and stake out the home. Hardy and Brandon Lane later broke into the family's home with the intent to rob them and held the family hostage for hours. The two men tied up a 5-year-old boy and beat the grandmother with a gun. Prosecutors say the family was traumatized by the incident.
Lane and Hardy have already been sentenced. They'll each spend more than three decades behind bars.