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Fugitive's Home for 18 Years: Key West Houseboat

Michelle Singleton was living as Catherine Harris

(Newser) - Michelle Singleton had a seemingly enviable life in Key West, Florida—that is, until police knocked on the door of her houseboat on Friday and took her into custody, 18 years after she was convicted of payroll check fraud. Singleton had skipped town in 1996, leaving Kansas City, Mo., before... More »

Probation Over, Casey Anthony Faces 'Vilified' Life: Lawyer

Former defendant aims to avoid 'public eye'

(Newser) - Casey Anthony finished her probation for check fraud today—but that doesn't mean she's truly free, says her lawyer. The woman acquitted in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter will "always be imprisoned by her reputation, deserved or not," Charles Greene tells Reuters . After pleading guilty... More »

Court Rejects Anthony Appeal

Casey Anthony ordered to report to Florida probation office by Friday

(Newser) - Casey Anthony was not serving probation while she was in jail awaiting her murder trial and she must report to a probation office in Florida by noon Friday, an appeals court has decided. The court ruled that the 25-year-old cannot "take advantage" of an administrative error to dodge the... More »

Casey Anthony Must Return to Florida for Probation

Also: She's the most hated person in America in new poll

(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... More »

Casey Anthony Ordered Back to Orlando

She faces one year of probation on check fraud charges

(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... More »

'Dead' Fraudster Jailed After Court Appearance

Resurrection is no miracle, judge decides

(Newser) - A Virginia man who had himself declared dead in a bid to dodge fraud charges might have gotten away with it if he hadn't tried to pull off more frauds from "beyond the grave." Rodney Newsome was jailed yesterday after turning up alive and well to a court... More »

Casey Anthony Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Fla. woman charged with daughter's murder sentenced to time served

(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... More »

ID-Theft Ring Victimized Bernanke

Thieves used pickpocketed IDs, checkbooks for fraud

(Newser) - No less a public figure than the chairman of the Federal Reserve was one of 500 individuals victimized by an identity-theft ring that combined technologically sophisticated methods with old-fashioned thievery to bilk $2.1 million from consumers and financial institutions, Newsweek reports. The ringleader of the group, Clyde Austin Gray... More »

'Cahier's Check' Typo Sinks Fraud Scam

Thief ordered phones to FBI office, but agents were waiting

(Newser) - A Tennessee man is being held on two counts of forgery in a scheme that included fake cashier’s checks spelled “cahier’s” and the delivery of merchandise to an FBI office, the Monroe News Star reports. The Monroe FBI received a package of refurbished cell phones and a... More »

Arrest No. 3 for Casey Anthony

Mom of missing 3-year-old Caylee charged (again) for check fraud, theft

(Newser) - Casey Anthony was rearrested today during a routine visit to the official administering her home confinement, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The mother of missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony is charged with theft and check fraud; the new counts appear to go above and beyond previous theft and fraud charges that saw... More »

Caylee's Mom Charged With Theft, Fraud

Faces 3rd arrest as protesters dog suspected killer

(Newser) - Casey Anthony, the mother of missing 3-year-old Caylee, was officially charged yesterday with grand theft, ID fraud and check forgery involving a friend, Florida Today reports. After being busted on child neglect—and the theft charges unconnected to her daughter’s disappearance—Anthony could now face a third arrest on... More »

Casey Anthony Busted Again

Crowd shouts 'baby killer' as mother of missing child arrested for check fraud

(Newser) - Casey Anthony, bailed out of jail last week on charges connected with the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter Caylee, was rearrested last night on check fraud and theft charges. A crowd outside her parents' Florida home cheered and jeered, calling her a murderer and baby killer, as officers led her... More »

Ex-Olympian Gets 46 Months for Check Fraud

Tim Montgomery, former 100m record holder, jailed

(Newser) - Disgraced Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery was sentenced to 46 months yesterday for his part in a check-fraud scam, the Washington Post reports. Montgomery, who still faces heroin-dealing charges, once held the 100m world record but was stripped of it for doping. He has a son with Marion Jones, who... More »

Man Tries to Cash $360B Check

21-year-old says girlfriend's mother gave him the money

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Texas man has been busted for attempting to deposit a $360 billion check, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, stolen from his girlfriend's mother for, he claimed, the purpose of starting his own record label. Suspicious of the sum, the bank called the check’s owner. Arriving police found... More »

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