Casey Anthony, who was acquitted on charges of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony, has been ordered to return to Florida to serve probation for a previous check fraud conviction. Anthony was recently sighted in Ohio and has been attempting to keep out of the public eye since her murder trial.
Casey Anthony has been ordered to serve a year of supervised probation for her conviction on charges of check fraud in 2010. Anthony pleaded guilty to stealing checks from a friend while her daughter was missing.
Judge Belvin Perry, the same judge who presided over the Casey Anthony murder trial, ordered her to return to Orlando, FL to face probation within the next two weeks.
Anthony was originally ordered to serve 412 days in jail and a year’s probation on the check fraud charges. An error in the documents for the sentencing resulted in confusion over whether Anthony had served her probation while she was in jail for the Caylee Anthony murder trial.
Judge Stan Strickland, the previous judge in the case, filed an order last month demanding Anthony report to serve the year of probation. Anthony’s legal team argued she had already served the probation while she was jailed.
The case was handed over to Judge Belvin Perry, who ruled that Casey Anthony should not have been allowed to serve her probation while she was jailed. Instead, he ordered her to report back to Florida before August 26 to begin serving the year’s probation.
In related Casey Anthony news, the Department of Children and Families has issued a report concluding that Anthony’s actions contributed to her daughter’s death and she caused harm to the child by not reporting her missing.
“The Department of Children and Families concludes that the actions or lack of actions by the alleged perpetrator ultimately resulted or contributed in the death of the child,” the report stated.
“The mother’s failure to act during those 31 days, ultimately resulted in her inability to protect the child from harm. In addition, this failure to protect delayed and interfered with a law enforcement investigation and best efforts to safely recover the child,” the report said.