Hamilton firefighter accused of theft gets new trial date, lawyer

Anthony Houston, the Hamilton firefighter facing multiple felony charges for allegedly submitting forged medical documents, has hired a new attorney. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

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Anthony Houston, the Hamilton firefighter facing multiple felony charges for allegedly submitting forged medical documents, has hired a new attorney. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

A new trial date has been set for a Hamilton firefighter facing multiple felony charges for allegedly submitting forged medical documents.

Anthony Houston, 46, of Cincinnati, appeared in Butler County Common Pleas Court today with his new attorney David Washington, who requested a continuance of the trial originally scheduled to begin June 19.

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Washington told this news outlet that case will go to trial. Butler County Common Pleas Judge Jennifer McElfresh granted the request and rescheduled Houston’s trial for Aug. 14.

Prosecutors say Houston, a 22-year-old veteran of the department, forged medical documents and, as a result, received pay of about $5,800.

“This type of behavior is intolerable,” Scott Scrimizzi, Director of Public Safety for the City of Hamilton, previously said. “Public servants are held to the highest of standards and we will not breach the public’s trust.”

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Houston was indicted Jan. 26 by a Butler County grand jury on four felony counts of forgery and one felony count of theft.

The alleged crimes occurred from August 2015 to September 2016.

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