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Pair charged with theft at funeral
August 12, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Robert Spiva

Paige Boswell

A couple previously convicted of using a stolen credit card in Half Moon Bay were charged Monday with possessing a wallet and checkbook one allegedly swiped from a funeral wake.

Robert Spiva, 31, and Paige Boswell, 22, both East Palo Alto, each pleaded not guilty Monday to their respective charges in the Belmont incident. Each are charged with possessing stolen property. Boswell is also charged with possessing the identification of another and Spiva is charged with three counts of identity theft and a misdemeanor count of drug paraphernalia possession.

According to prosecutors, a woman reported her items missing the day after Spiva worked as a caterer at a funeral. On Aug. 3, her credit card was used at a Palo Alto gas station near Spiva’s residence and he matched the suspect on the surveillance video. A probation search of his home turned up the credit card and gift cards taken from the funeral but Spiva claimed he found them in a restroom at work, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

He also allegedly had debit and insurance cards stolen from mail in Woodside two weeks earlier.

Boswell had several pages of personal identification information in an envelope, he said.

On Monday, the pair asked for court-appointed attorneys and waived their right to a speedy trial. Commissioner Stephanie Garrett scheduled an Aug. 22 preliminary hearing and set bail at $100,000. Both also remain in custody on a no-bail hold for allegedly violating their probation.

The couple each pleaded no contest in April 2013 for using a stolen credit card to book a room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Half Moon Bay and were later found in possession of identifying information for dozens of people. Boswell received a year in jail and Spiva was given 18 months.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

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