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Police: Plattsburgh psychiatrist misses hearing, arrested
by Felicia Krieg
January 9, 2015

Psychiatrist Anthony Kim

Psychiatrist Anthony Kim

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh psychiatrist was arrested on a Clinton County Court bench warrant for failing to appear for a recent hearing on prescription forgery charges dating back to 2013, police said.

Dr. Anthony Kim, 55, was arrested on Tuesday at his Seth Square apartment on Route 9 in Plattsburgh, according to Plattsburgh City Police Lt. Scott Beebie.

His outstanding charges are second-degree forgery of a prescription and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, both felonies.

The investigation began July 18, 2013, when a pharmacy in the City of Plattsburgh reported uncertainty to police about the authenticity of prescriptions Kim had submitted.

In interviews with officers, the psychiatrist admitted he stole the prescription slips and forged another doctor’s signature on them, City Police said soon after his arrest.

The prescriptions were for controlled substances and intended for Kim’s personal use, police said.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court and taken to Clinton County Jail.

He posted $25,000 cash bail the day of his arrest and was released, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

Kim had been employed at Behavioral Health Services North in Plattsburgh but was fired around the time of his initial arrest in 2013.

Anthony Kim