Casey Anthony will serve one year of probation for check fraud in a secret location in Florida for her own protection, Department of Corrections officials said Thursday, the morning after she reported for probation.
“The court has directed us to keep confidential the offender’s residence or any information that could lead to the discovery of her location because of the death threats against her,” the Department of Corrections said in a statement.
“Therefore, she will not be identified in our database, nor will her probation officer’s name or probation location be made public.”
Paraphrasing Judge Belvin Perry, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger added, “The court made a pretty strong statement that she was one of the most hated women in America” after she was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
Anthony, 25, was sentenced to the year-long probation in 2010 when she was convicted of check fraud. She admitted to fraudulently using a friend’s checks to buy clothes and groceries during the month that Caylee disappeared.
While on probation, Anthony will be required to report to her probation officer within the first five calendar days of every month, avoid contact with the friend whose checks she forged, and “not use intoxicants to excess,” among other terms.
Plessinger added that the probation officer would work with Anthony to find a job or attend school – another requirement of her probation.