Pet supply salesman charged with stealing

Police in Lancaster County arrest a salesman for a pet supply business on theft charges.  East Hempfield Police say today’s arrest of Todd Basom, 52, of Manheim Borough, follows a year long investigation initiated by a former business partner.

In the charging documents, Basom is alleged that over a three year period he used money from investors and partners for personal purchases and to pay his debts.  It is also alleged that Basom, acting as a salesman for Richard’s Vet Products and MVP Animal Health received payment from pet supply distribution companies for product which he never provided. He also allegedly did not pay for product which he purchased for the business.

Charges against Basom include seven counts of Theft by Deception and five counts of Fraudulent or Deceptive Business Practices. Following arraignment Basom was sent to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail.