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Police identify East Tampa murder victim

Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police officers continue to investigate the murder of a 49-year-old man in East Tampa Tuesday night.

Police say the body of Anthony Jerome Lee was found inside a home in the 3900 block of E. Genesee Street.

The investigation is ongoing and no other details surrounding the case have been revealed at this time.

10 News will continue with updates as they become available. 

PTSA treasurer steals funds to pay personal bills

Wesley Chapel, Florida -- A woman employed as a PSTA treasurer for a Pasco middle school has been arrested for stealing funds to pay off her bills.

An investigation revealed between Feb. 1, 2012, and Feb. 28, 2013, Jocelyn Severson stole approximately $5,000 from the Thomas E. Weightman Middle School's PTSA bank account to pay various personal bills.

Woman keys penis-shaped figure on car, leaves note

Wesley Chapel, Florida -- A woman allegedly became so upset by someone not yielding to pedestrians while pulling into a parking lot, she took out her rage on that person's car... and even left a Post-it note explaining why.

Pasco County Sheriff's deputies say that around noon on May 17, Debra Streets was leaving the Publix in the 1900 block of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard when she found a note on her windshield. 

Girl sexually assaulted while trying to sell juice boxes

Thonotosassa, Florida -- An unspeakable crime in Thonotosassa. A 46-year-old man accused of luring a 12 year-old girl into his home and sexually assaulting her.

The father, say investigators, was just feet away doing some work, unable to hear his daughter's screams for help.

Investigators describe the case as a tragedy for the family involved, and a lesson for all parents.

The attack, they say, took place inside a blue mobile home on Courageous Court.

Business accountant charged with embezzling $300K

Riverview, Florida -- A business accountant for Power Electric Service, Inc. was arrested Tuesday for allegedly embezzling over $300,000 from the company.

Tampa Police say 40-year-old Anastasia Beck stole the money between 2007 and 2010 to pay for expenses at her husband's business, cars, trips and daycare for her children.

After a two-year investigation, detectives were able to establish probable cause for her arrest. She was arrested at her Riverview home early this morning without incident.

Teen steals identities of 41 people through mom's employer

Tampa, Florida -- A young Tampa man is in big trouble with police after they say he stole the personal information of 41 people from his mother's work computer.

Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies say between Feb. 13 and May 13, Devonte Jackson, 18, went through his mother's Ace Home Care work computer and stole the victims' identification information. He then completed Visa applications using their information and had the cards sent to his friends' homes.

Parents who left toddler in car for 8 hours charged

Tampa, Florida -- A Tampa couple accused of leaving their 23-month-old son in an SUV for 8 hours is now facing charges of aggravated child neglect.