Casey Anthony Must Return to Florida for Probation
Also: She's the most hated person in America in new poll
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2011 3:21 PM CDT
Casey Anthony in a June file photo from her trial.   (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

(Newser) – Casey Anthony is still a free woman, just not quite as free as she used to be. A Florida judge ruled today that she must return to Orange County before the end of the month to serve one year of probation, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Because she is the most hated person in America, at least according to this new poll noted by the Los Angeles Times, the court will make an exception and keep her address under wraps. She will have to report once a month to a local probation officer, get a job, and steer clear of drugs.

The probation isn't related to her murder trial; it's for a conviction on check fraud charges that occurred before that trial began. Anthony admitted she stole checks from a friend around the time she reported her daughter missing. She has to be back in Florida no later than Aug. 26. As for that most-hated poll, Anthony beat out other luminaries such as Octomom, Spencer Pratt, and OJ Simpson.