Casey Anthony Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Fla. woman charged with daughter's murder sentenced to time served
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2010 6:13 PM CST
Casey Anthony weeps in an Orange County Courthouse courtroom in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. She remains jailed, charged with first-degree murder for the death of daughter Caylee.   (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)
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(Newser) – Casey Anthony pleaded guilty to check fraud today and was sentenced to time served and ordered to pay court costs. Anthony remains jailed awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges in the 2008 death of her toddler daughter, Caylee. At around the time Casey Anthony told police Caylee had disappeared, she went on a spending spree with checks belonging to a friend, Amy Huizenga.

"I'm sorry for what I did," said a tearful Anthony, who rarely speaks during her frequent court appearances. "I sincerely apologize to Amy. I wish I would have been a better friend."

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