Albert Fink

A Scar on the System- the whole story

Dec 14, 2017
AJ Casey

Since he crashed his car and admitted to police that he falsified a mental evaluation in a criminal case in August of 2016, WNIN has been working on the potential impact of Bloomington, Indiana, psychologist Albert Fink's crime on a much larger pool of victims.

Our collaboration of WNIN and Side Effects Public Media has reported extensively on Fink's own charges and what they mean for the many criminal cases for which he performed mental competency exams.

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A Scar on the System- the 29 cases

Oct 8, 2017
Steve Burger

The year-long WNIN and Side Effects investigation uncovered a list of cases for which Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink is suspected of possibly falsifying mental evaluations. Local courts have closed the case against Fink. However, after we contacted them, officials with the state's highest court have reached out to the defendants in the suspected cases.

Steve Burger

One day in August 2016, 83-year-old Albert Fink crashed his 2012 BMW sedan into a tree, on a curve on Indiana State Road 46 just outside of Bloomington.

Guilty Plea in Falsified Mental Evaluation Case

Aug 8, 2017
AJ Casey / WNIN

Bloomington psychologist Dr. Albert Fink pleaded guilty to an obstruction of justice charge Tuesday afternoon. 

In a plea deal, Fink admitted to submitting false evidence in the Vanderburgh County trial of Caleb Loving last August. Fink was charged with obstruction of justice and theft. The theft charge was dismissed in the plea agreement.

The plea agreement included an eighteen month jail sentence that was suspended to probation and a $10,000 fine. Fink must also surrender his professional licenses.