Casey Anthony pleads guilty to check fraud

Casey Anthony, jailed in Florida on murder charges related to the murder of her daughter Caylee, has pleaded guilty to check fraud charges today in an Orange County court.

Anthony, wept in court as she was sentenced to 412 days of time served in the fraud case, her sixth felony on record. Anthony admitted to writing 4 checks totalling $650 with a checkbook stolen from friend Amy Huizenga. She said:

“I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m sorry for what I did,” she said. “I take complete and full responsibility for my actions, and I’d like to apologize to Amy. I wish I’d been a better friend.”

Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez requested that she be sentenced to time served and Judge Stan Strickland agreed that the time Anthony served was longer than any sentence she would have received for forging the checks. She is currently awaiting trial in daughter Caylee’s death, ruled a homicide by undetermined means. Anthony has pleaded not guilty on charges related to her daughter’s murder.