Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/Polaris
09/02/2011 at 01:20 PM EDT
Authorities in Florida say they ran up $517,000 in costs investigating the death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, and a judge is weighing whether Casey Anthony should pay for all or some of it.
Anthony was acquitted
of murder but convicted of lying to police during the investigation which authorities say drained money and manpower.
Anthony, 25, did not attend a hearing Friday on the investigative tab.
She is in a secret location serving her probation
in a Florida check fraud case. – Mike Fleeman