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Sandy Springs doctor accused of molesting child captured in Fla. on fraud charge

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A Sandy Springs doctor accused of molesting a child at his home was arrested Wednesday night in Florida, police said Thursday.

Investigators determined Kelly Thrasher, who was out on $50,000 bail for the molestation charge, had become a flight risk when they learned he allegedly obtained a U.S. passport under another name, according to Sandy Springs police.

Officers obtained warrants, charging him with identity fraud and second-degree forgery, police spokesman Sgt. Ron Momon had said Sunday. And Thrasher had agreed to surrender Wednesday for those charges, but never showed, Momon said.

The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Thrasher at a Days Inn in the South Beach area of Miami, Momon said Thursday. The doctor has about $30,000 in cash on him.

Thrasher was indicted last year for allegedly molesting a juvenile girl during a sleepover with his daughter at his home. He was charged with child molestation, but the Fulton County grand jury also added sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery in the alleged crime against the child, police said.

In January, Thrasher was again arrested and charged by the state medical boards with practicing medicine without a license after the Georgia State Licensing Board received numerous complaints that he was seeing patients in his office in violation of the medical board’s suspension of his license, police have said.

Thrasher was transported to the Metro West Detention Center in Miami, Momon said.

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