The woman who gained fame for giving birth on the Internet, then was later arrested on bad check charges, had criminal charges against her dropped Friday.

Elizabeth Ann Oliver gave birth as the world watched June 16. A short time later, the Orange County Sheriff's Office announced she was wanted on nine misdemeanor charges.Orange County Judge Jerry Brewer on Friday threw out six worthless-check cases against Oliver, 41, after her attorney argued the legal time limit for prosecuting her had run out.

The charges dated back to 1990, when Oliver was accused of writing about $300 worth of bad checks to Publix Super Markets.

Brewer also dismissed three old contempt of court charges. Oliver had been sentenced on bad-check charges but had failed to perform community service or pay about $400 in fines and restitution.

Oliver said the unpaid bills built up while she was taking care of her terminally ill mother in Michigan.