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Bloomington Psychologist Admits To Falsifying Evaluations

An arrest warrant has been issued for Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink after he crashed his car while driving to testify in the trial of Caleb Loving in Evansville. Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann says the 83-year-old Fink told a state police trooper why he crashed.

“Dr. Fink indicated that he was disturbed because he was being called to testify in this case," Hermann says.  "And he was worried that if he showed up and testified we would find out that he falsified his psychological evaluation report.”

Hermann went on to explain that Fink’s revelation could affect many more cases not just locally, but statewide.

“He has been called to make evaluations in approximately 70 cases in Vanderburgh County and hundreds in courts across Indiana," Hermann says. "Our judicial system has repeatedly trusted Dr. Fink to evaluate defendants and to determine whether not, they are competent to stand trial. And Dr. Fink has betrayed that trust.”

When contacted late Friday, Bryan Corbin of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office said they were aware of the case, but had no comment.

An arrest warrant was issued for Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink Friday. Since then, Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers has confirmed that his office is looking into cases to see if Fink was involved in any.

Hermann says Fink’s actions could impact future cases involving expert testimony.

"I do think that it’s going to subject those experts to a higher level of scrutiny," Hermann says. "But, this is something where you know, when you trust somebody to do a job, they don’t do it.”

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