Probation Report: Casey Anthony Jobless, Drinking

No violations during Floridian's first full month on probation
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2011 5:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – The job market in Florida is tough these days—and presumably a lot tougher if your name is Casey Anthony. The 25-year-old has told her probation officer that she is unemployed, has no income, and is drinking alcohol, although not to excess, the Palm Beach New Times reports. Anthony, who is serving a year on probation for a check-fraud conviction unrelated to her daughter's death, owes state taxpayers $217,500 for lying about Caylee's disappearance and sparking a search for a nonexistent nanny.

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Anthony, who is living at an undisclosed location in Florida, was ordered to "work diligently at a lawful occupation" as part of her probation conditions. She told her probation officer that she has not been attending any classes. A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections says failing to find work doesn't put Anthony in violation of her probation, since the state unemployment rate is 10.7% and thousands of other probationers are also unemployed. According to several tabloids, Anthony's long-term plan is to move to Mexico with a wealthy lover, click here for that story. (Read more Casey Anthony stories.)

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