Casey Anthony Ordered Back to Orlando

She faces one year of probation on check fraud charges
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2011 11:47 AM CDT
Casey Anthony will have to return to Orlando to begin probation on check fraud charges.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The worldwide media manhunt for Casey Anthony will soon be over—she'll be right back in Orlando within the next three days. The judge who sentenced Anthony on check fraud charges last year has amended documents so that she'll have to serve one year of supervised probation, reports the Orlando Sentinel. "We're in contact with Casey Anthony's attorneys to set up her first report visit," said a Department of Corrections spokeswoman.

The judge gave the probation order after Anthony was accused of stealing a friend's checkbook and forging checks. But there was confusion about whether he originally intended for Anthony's probation to be fulfilled while she was imprisoned awaiting trial in the death of 2-year-old daughter Caylee. DOC officials misinterpreted the order and allowed her to walk free when she left prison on July 17, but the new paperwork changes that. Anthony's defense team will probably cite double jeopardy, and challenge the ruling. It's not clear where Anthony will stay while in Orlando. (Read more Casey Anthony stories.)

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