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Brantford woman charged in Ontario-wide doula fraud investigation

Brantford Police ServiceBrantford woman charged in Ontario-wide doula fraud investigation

Brantford police have arrested a 24-year-old woman who allegedly faked multiple pregnancies and stillbirths in order to receive the assistance of registered doulas across Ontario.

A doula is described as a non-medical professional who works to provide a woman with guidance and support while they go through a significant health-related experience such as childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion or stillbirth.

The offences happened between June 19, 2022 and Feb. 17, 2023 and involved the services of multiple registered doulas from across Ontario.

On Monday, investigators arrested and charged Kaitlyn Braun of Brantford with 10 counts of criminal harassment, 12 counts of false pretenses, four counts of fraud, three counts of sexual assault and three counts of performing an indecent act.

Officers say the accused’s identity has been released because they believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Kelsie Annaert at 519-756-7050 ext. 2262 or kannaert@police.brantford.on.ca.

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