Personal assistant charged with stealing MLB pitcher’s yacht
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a former personal assistant for Major League pitcher Bronson Arroyo fraudulently sold Arroyo’s yacht in Florida.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports 38-year-old Anthony Acosta was arrested Monday in Tampa and charged with grand theft and forgery.
Authorities say Acosta sold Arroyo’s vessel – valued at approximately $167,000 – for $22,000 in July 2013. He had been fired in 2012.
Authorities say the new owners attempted to get their money back after discovering a lien on the boat. Officials say Arroyo learned about the sale when the new owners contacted him following their dispute with Acosta.
Acosta was jailed with bond set at $50,000. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.
Arroyo spent eight years with the Cincinnati Reds and is currently with the Los Angeles Dodgers.