Crime & Courts
Police: Accountant embezzles $300,000 from Tampa electric firm
TAMPA - A former accountant for an electrical contractor was arrested after police said she embezzled more than $300,000 from the firm. Anastasia Wynne Beck, 40, of 13408 Copperhead Drive in Riverview, was arrested by Tampa police without incident at her home early Tuesday morning. Police detectives said they found after a two-year investigation that Beck took money from 2007 to 2010 from Power Electric Service Inc., 4714 E. Hillsborough Ave., where she was an accountant. Beck used the money to pay for expenses at her husband's business, as well as cars, trips and day care for her children, police said.Beck was charged with grand theft and was booked at the Hillsborough County Jail with no bail set.