ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony is a step closer to serving probation for check fraud.
A Florida appellate court on Tuesday denied her request to have a probation order halted.
An Orlando judge earlier this month ordered Anthony to report to aFlorida probation office no later than noon Friday. Her attorneys appealed to the state Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona Beach, saying she already had served the probation while awaiting her murder trial.
But the three-judge panel sided with the circuit judge.
Anthony was acquitted last month of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in a case unrelated to the check fraud. After her release, she vanished from public view amid threats against her and kept a low profile. However, her attorney says she is back in Florida.