Caylee's Mom Charged With Theft, Fraud

Faces 3rd arrest as protesters dog suspected killer
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2008 4:35 AM CDT
Caylee's Mom Charged With Theft, Fraud
Bystanders and reporters gather outside the home of Casey Anthony, mother of missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony, after Casey Anthony was released on bail in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

(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 new check fraud charges.

Anthony, who posted $500,000 bond earlier this week, is currently confined to her parents’ home, where protesters who believe she's responsible for her daughter's disappearance have become a fixture. "I see how the family is breaking down because of the protesters. If they're broken down enough, I feel like they'll give up and tell the truth," said one protester. Caylee has been missing since mid-July, a month before her mother reported her disappearance to police.
(Read more Caylee Anthony stories.)

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