Casey Anthony Pleads Guilty to Check Fraud Charges
Casey Anthony, the mother who is in jail awaiting trial for the murder of her young daughter, Caylee, has pleaded guilty to check fraud charges.
The 23-year-old admitted to stealing the checkbook of her friend, Amy Huizenga, and writing four checks for a total of nearly $650.
Casey spoke in court, visibly upset with tears in her eyes.
"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 Pleads Guilty to Check Fraud, Sentenced with Time Served
The judge listened to pleas from Anthony's attorney, and sentenced Anthony 412 days time served in jail and a year's probation.
The guilty plea means Anthony now has six felony convictions on her record heading into trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter; Anthony has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Caylee Anthony was last seen in July of 2008, but wasn't reported missing until a month later.
Caylee's remains were found on December 11th 2008, six months after she was reported missing.