TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a Clifton psychologist whose license was suspended over her “inappropriately close” relationship with a patient.

The decision issued Monday upholds a one-year suspension and fine the New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners gave behavioral therapist Samuelle Klein-Von Reiche last year.

The board found that Klein-Von Reiche misled them and withheld information regarding her relationship with the patient, identified only as a 53-year-old police officer.

It said Klein-Von Reiche accompanied the man to a convention in the Bahamas at his expense and shared his bed, although she and the patient maintain that there was no romantic or sexual activity during the trip.

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