Trial date set for Hamilton firefighter charged with forgery, theft

Anthony Houston is a Hamilton firefighter facing multiple felony charges for allegedly submitting forged medical documents. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
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Anthony Houston is a Hamilton firefighter facing multiple felony charges for allegedly submitting forged medical documents. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

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

Anthony Houston, 46, of Cincinnati, will go on trial June 19.

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Prosecutors say Houston, a 22-year 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, said. “Public servants are held to the highest of standards and we will not breach the public’s trust.”

Houston has pleaded not guilty.

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He 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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