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Police: Altoona man stole $20K in items

Mother-in-law was in the hospital when alleged theft took place

A city man faces three felony counts of theft-related charges after allegedly stealing about $20,000 of items from his mother-law, according to court documents.

Thomas Boslet, 44, was arraigned by Magisterial Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger Sunday and faces charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, among other charges, the criminal complaint said.

Police said Boslet allegedly stole about $20,000 in items from his mother-in-law while she was hospitalized, including a gold band valued at $6,000.

Boslet lived in the basement of the residence, and when Boslet was not home, the mother-in-law entered the basement and allegedly saw several of the missing items in plain sight.

Police said after a search, several of the missing items were allegedly found in his living quarters.

Unable to post 10% of a $40,000 cash bail, Boslet is confined at Blair County Prison.

He is to appear before Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio June 30 for preliminary hearing.

Mirror Staff Writer Calem Illig is at 814-946-7535.

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