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Brantford woman pleads guilty to fraudulently using doula services

Local NewsBrantford woman pleads guilty to fraudulently using doula services

A 24-year-old Brantford woman who faked multiple pregnancies and stillbirths in order to receive the assistance of registered doulas has pleaded guilty to multiple charges.

Kaitlyn Braun was arrested in March and faced dozens of charges for falsifying still births and pregnancies in order to utilize doula services.

On Thursday, Braun pleaded guilty to 21 charges, including false pretenses, fraud and indecent acts in relation to the doula matters.

Braun’s lawyer Alison Macdonald says all of the charges Braun didn’t plead to, including sexual assault and criminal harassment, will be withdrawn.

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

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