The Department of Corrections held a news conference Wednesday morning regarding Casey Anthony’s probation. Officials say she needs to report to the probation office by 10:00 a.m. Thursday. “If she does not check in by ten o'clock tomorrow we will notify the court," said Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger. “Right now we are moving forward with the court orders.”
On Monday Judge Stan Strickland signed an order requiring Casey Anthony to serve a year of probation for fraudulent check writing.
Anthony left prison last month after a jury acquitted her of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. She was convicted of lying to detectives but was released from jail because of time served. She then disappeared from public view.
Strickland sentenced Anthony in January 2010 to a year of probation for the fraudulent checks.
The state Department of Corrections interpreted Strickland's sentence so that Anthony could serve the probation while she was in jail awaiting her murder trial, but the judge says he intended the probation to be served after her release.
On Tuesday attorneys for Anthony filed a motion to stop efforts to have her returned to Orlando for probation. Anthony's attorneys contend the order can't be amended since it was made more than 60 days after the original order was signed.
No hearing date for the motion has been scheduled.
On Wednesday Strickland removed himself from Anthony’s probation case.