An Olympia psychologist, credentialed since 2000, has been suspended by the state Board of Psychology for allegedly depositing or cashing more than $49,000 worth of checks that weren’t his.
The state Department of Health announced the suspension Thursday. The psychologist, Gregory L. Williams, has 20 days to respond to the state and request a hearing.
Separately, Williams was criminally charged with one count of first-degree theft and one count of first-degree identity theft in Thurston County Superior Court in April, according to the state.
Prior to his suspension, Williams worked in an office with other mental health providers, but in February 2017 he is accused of opening mail addressed to those other providers and depositing or cashing checks that he found. He also is accused of stealing, forging and cashing additional checks in February and March 2018.
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Williams also is accused of providing psychological services to a client, then agreeing to pay her rent and cashing checks made out to her.
Anyone who believes a health care provider has acted unprofessionally can call 360-236-4700.