Judge: Casey Anthony must report for Fla. probation

Image: Casey Anthony leaves the Orange County Jail in Orlando
Casey Anthony leaves the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida July 17, 2011.Pool / Reuters
/ Source: msnbc.com

Casey Anthony must return to Orange County, Fla., to serve a year of supervised probation over a check fraud case, a Florida judge ordered Monday.

Circuit Judge Stan Strickland signed amended court documents early Monday that he said should have that effect. NBC News obtained a copy of the order.

The order says that "the Defendant is to report to Probation upon release."

Under its terms, she must "make a full and truthful report to your [her] Probation Officer" not later than the fifth day of each month, pay the State of Florida at least $20 a month toward the cost of her supervision, not change her residence without consent and not carry any firearm or weapon without permission.

A Department Of Corrections spokeswoman, Gretl Plessinger, said Anthony must report in person in Orange County within the next 72 hours, NBC-affiliate WESH said.

"We are moving forward to make sure she is following the judge's orders," Plessinger said. "We are working with her attorneys to move the process forward."

Anthony was in jail awaiting trial for the murder of her daughter Caylee when Strickland sentenced Anthony over the check fraud last year.

Department of Corrections officials had thought that the judge's order meant Anthony should serve probation while in jail, the Orlando Sentinel said, but Strickland said Thursday that he had meant for her to serve the sentence if she was released.

Anthony was found not guilty of killing her daughter last month and left Orange County jail on July 17.

Defense: She's already served probation
The Sentinel said the Orange County Clerk of Courts office had confirmed Friday that the wording in a sentencing document was being changed to more accurately reflect Strickland's wishes.

Leesa Bainbridge, the clerk's office spokeswoman, told the paper that the document did not have the key phrase "upon release."

The Sentinel said that Anthony's lawyers were expected to challenge the decision, arguing she has already served probation in jail.

Anthony pleaded guilty in January 2010 to 13 counts in a check fraud case, NBC-affiliate station WESH.com reported.

She was sentenced to 412 days in Orange County Jail with credit for 412 days time served and was ordered to pay $5,517.75 in court costs in addition to the year's probation.