Today, a judge in Florida signed revised court documents ordering Casey Anthony back to Orlando to serve a year of probation stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction.
“From my reading of this, she should be reporting to probation in Orlando probably within 72 hours,” said Orange County Circuit Judge Stan Strickland following a misunderstanding in the case.
Anthony pleaded guilty in January of last year to felony check fraud charges after stealing a checkbook from her friend Amy Huizenga and writing five fraudulent checks for a total of about $644.25.
At the time, attorney Jose Baez requested that Anthony be given credit for time served and be placed on probation.
Strickland meant for the supervised probation to start after Casey’s release from custody, said Randy Means, spokesman for the Orange County State Attorney’s Office.
The order signed by Strickland at the time, however, seemed to indicate the probation was to run while Anthony was in custody awaiting trial on murder charges in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
The 25-year-old Orlando woman was acquitted on those charges and released from jail on July 17.
Means said there was an apparent miscommunication between what Judge Strickland said at the sentencing and what the court clerk actually understood. The clerk believed that the probation and Anthony’s time in custody were to run concurrently.
The documents were amended today to add the words “upon release” to Casey’s sentencing documents.
So it looks like Casey Anthony will be back under the microscope again, at least for a little while.
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