Hamburg man faces theft charges

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  • Brett L. Hosking is arrested by Franklin police on Tuesday.



A Hamburg man faces theft charges after the Franklin Police Dept. investigated a theft complaint.

Brett L. Hosking, 28, was charged Tuesday with receiving stolen property, as well as possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Police said Hosking is alleged to have taken large amounts of personal items from residences he was contracted to service through his employer, ServPro of Northern Sussex, based in Franklin. Police said Hosking is alleged to have taken currency, jewelry and miscellaneous household items from residences throughout the state while employed by ServPro. Police said Hosking also is alleged to have sold these times to various pawn shops and secondhand jewelry stores.

Police said Hosking was taken into custody in Hamburg without incident, and was alleged to be in possession of a controlled dangerous sbustance.

Police said the investigation by Det. Robert Vander Ploeg resulted in contact with a victim, with more expected to come forward. Anyone who experienced a loss under similar circumstances described is asked to contact Vander Ploeg of the Franklin Borough Police Department at 973-827-7700, Ext. 237.

Hosking was sent to the Sussex County jail in lieu of $35,000 bail with no 10 percent option.

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