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Judge Belvin Perry has ordered Casey Anthony to pay nearly $120,000 in additional fees to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for the expenses incurred during the investigation of her daughter Caylee’s disappearance in 2008.
Since Anthony was acquitted of Caylee’s murder, Perry had previously determined that she should only be responsible for reimbursing the costs of the investigation through the point where it shifted from a missing person case to a homicide. He determined that period to be from July 15, 2008 when Caylee was reported missing to September 29, 2008.
This was the investigative work that he felt could be reasonably seen as related to the four counts of providing false information to law enforcement for which Anthony was convicted in July.
In an order earlier this month, Perry ruled that Anthony pay a total of $97,626.98 to the sheriff’s office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the State Attorney, less than 20% of the $516,000 the agencies had sought in court documents. At the time, though, he stated that some of the expenses submitted by the sheriff’s office could not be broken down into pre- and post-September 29 charges and he may increase the amount if new information was submitted.
Based on revised expense reports, Perry issued an order Friday raising the amount granted to the sheriff’s office by $119,822.25, from $25,837.96 to $145,660.21. As a result, Anthony is now responsible for repaying a total of $217,449.23.
Anthony is currently living somewhere in Florida while she serves one year of probation for check fraud convictions. According to a recent People Magazine report, she is seeing a grief counselor and psychiatrist, is planning to take online courses and may eventually end up moving outside the country.