Plainville police have arrested a Portland woman, accusing her of trying to retaliate against her former boss by having electricity cut off to his home.

Susan Armato, 33, was fired June 25 from her job at a Glastonbury insurance-sales agency, police said.

Armato allegedly used a co-worker's computer password the next day to make a request that Northeast Utilities shut off the power to her boss's Plainville home.

The utility called Armato's boss to verify the request and discovered the call was a fake, police said.

Armato is charged with breach of peace and using a computer to commit a crime.

She was arrested Friday and is due back in court next week.