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UPDATE: Community honored for investigationA car. A tree. A crash. A confession. When Bloomington, Indiana, psychologist Albert Fink crashed his car and admitted to police that he falsified a mental evaluation in a criminal case in 2016, it sent shock waves throughout Indiana and beyond.Our reporting prompted action at the highest levels of the Indiana court system. We also learned that there is another, much larger potential pool of victims for whom justice remains to be seen.Financial support for this reporting project came from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDkCaiYm-Ds

Fink in jail on theft charges

Vanderburgh County Jail

A new development in a case that involves arson, explosives, an alleged faked mental evaluation  and a possible suicide attempt to avoid testifying.

Tuesday afternoon, 83-year-old Albert Fink was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of theft and obstruction of justice.  He is being held on $5,000 cash bond.  A warrant was issued last week for Fink’s  arrest, but he spent several days recuperating in a hospital recovering from injuries he sustained in a car accident.

Fink is a long-time licensed psychologist who has performed mental evaluations in dozens of criminal cases in Southwest Indiana. Indiana State Police say Fink intentionally crashed his car into a tree as he traveled to Evansville to testify in the arson and explosives trial of Caleb Loving.  A mistrial was declared after troopers told the judge that Fink admitted he crashed his car because he was afraid that it would come out at trial that he had not actually done a  mental evaluation on Loving.

Samantha Horton is following this case and its implications for other criminal cases in our region and statewide.

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