Judge: Casey Anthony Must Return to Florida to Serve Probation for Check Fraud

August 12, 2011 Updated Aug 12, 2011 at 2:42 PM EDT

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Judge: Casey Anthony Must Return to Florida to Serve Probation for Check Fraud

August 12, 2011 Updated Aug 12, 2011 at 2:42 PM EDT

(MSNBC.com/NBC News) -- A Florida judge ruled Friday that Casey Anthony must return to Florida's Orange County no later than Aug. 26 in order to serve one year of probation for check fraud.

Judge Belvin Perry had to rule on whether Anthony, 25, should serve probation for a check fraud conviction — or if she had already completed it while awaiting her murder trial in the Orange County Jail.

Anthony has been in hiding since she was acquitted in July of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.

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