Casey Anthony is receiving extra security measures from the Florida Department of Corrections because she is "one of the most hated women in America," a probation spokeswoman said today.
Anthony reported to a probation officer for the first time Wednesday at 6 p.m., said Gretl Plessinger of the Florida Department of Corrections. She will serve a year's probation for her conviction in a check fraud case that preceded her first degree murder trial. The Florida woman has received death threats since she was acquitted of charges that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
"The visit lasted a little over an hour. The probation officer laid out for her in detail the conditions of the court. She understood those conditions. She told the probation officer that she intended to do well on probation. She was polite and cooperative," Plessinger said.
Anthony, 25, met with the officer without her attorneys present. It's unclear if she arrived at the probation office alone or with someone. Anthony must report to her probation officer once a month within the first five days of the month. To keep Anthony's location unknown, her information will not be entered into the state database of parolees.
Casey Anthony Gets Extra Security for Being "One Of Most Hated Women in America"
"Because of the death threats against her and the court orders, we are taking security into consideration in this case certainly and we will not be disclosing the location or anything that will lead to the discovery of her location. But she will be treated like every other offender in that if she doesn't follow the court orders, we will immediately notify the court," Plessinger said.
The spokeswoman said that while probation offices close at 6 p.m., some offenders report in the middle of the night if that's what the situation requires.
"The court made a pretty strong statement talking about the fact that she's one of the most hated women in America," Plessinger said of the security measures.
Defense Attorney Jose Baez told Fox News that Anthony will serve probation "somewhere in the state of Florida" and will not have to work while on probation. Instead, she'll take classes online.
Since Anthony was released from the Orange County Jail on July 17, her only confirmed whereabouts shave been Ohio and Florida.
Anthony was ordered earlier this month by Judge Belvin Perry to return to Florida by Aug. 26 to serve a year's probation stemming from a check fraud conviction. Before her first degree murder trial, Anthony pleaded guilty to stealing checks from best friend Amy Huizenga during the time that Caylee was missing.
An error was made on the written sentencing documents in that case, which allowed Anthony to serve her probation while in jail awaiting trial for murder. Judge Stan Strickland, who presided over the check fraud case, had intended for her to serve probation once she left jail.