For the fifth time, the sentencing of Edwin Gary Smith, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in the Willows area of Menlo Park, has been postponed.
Mr. Smith, 64, who pleaded no contest in July 2016 to eight felonies in connection with unauthorized use of customer credit cards, is now scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Friday, March 17.
E. Gary Smith (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.)
In Mr. Smith's court hearing on Feb. 10, his attorney requested another continuance of the case, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. He said the defense attorney has asked for the extension to enable Mr. Smith to gather more money for restitution.
Restitution claims from victims add up to almost $500,000, and there are still more to be collected, Mr. Wagstaffe said. Mr. Smith is currently out of custody and working, earning about $1,800 per month, he said.