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Pair to trial in post-funeral theft
August 26, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Paige Boswell

Robert Spiva

A man accused of pilfering a woman’s financial items while catering a post-funeral gathering at her Belmont home and his girlfriend — both on probation for trying to use stolen credit cards at the Half Moon Bay Ritz-Carlton last year — will each stand trial for several alleged crimes.

Robert Spiva, 31, and Paige Boswell, 22, both of East Palo Alto, have pleaded not guilty to their respective charges but were held to answer after a preliminary hearing on the evidence. They return to court Sept. 5 to enter a Superior Court plea and potentially set a trial date.

According to prosecutors, a Belmont woman reported her wallet and checkbook missing the day after Spiva worked as a caterer at a wake. 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 reportedly turned up the credit card and gift cards taken from the funeral but Spiva claimed he found them in a work restroom.

Police also reported finding in Spiva’s possession debit and insurance cards stolen from mail in Woodside two weeks earlier and Boswell had several pages of personal identification information in an envelope.

Both defendants 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.

In 2013, both were arrested for trying 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. They pleaded no contest; Boswell received a year in jail and Spiva was given 18 months.

Each remain in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.

 

 

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