Brantford woman charged for doula fraud

BRANTFORD, ONT-A 24-year-old Brantford woman is facing charges related to   fraudulently seeking the assistance of registered Doulas from across Ontario for false pregnancies and stillbirths.

Brantford Police Service (BPS) said between June 19, 2022, and February 17, 2023, the accused is alleged to have sought the assistance of registered Doulas across Ontario for false pregnancies/stillbirths.

A Doula is a woman who is employed to provide guidance and support to a woman during labour, often done virtually and in person.

Police arrested the woman  Monday, March 13, 2023 and charged her with   offences  alleged to have occurred in multiple communities throughout Ontario, with a number of victims identified. The woman has been remanded in custody. BPS said the investigation is active and ongoing. As the information is before the courts, additional details cannot be provided at this time.

Kaitlyn Braun, 24, from Brantford is  charged with the following Criminal Code violations:

Criminal Harassment x 10

  • False Pretenses x 12
  • Fraud x 4
  • Sexual Assault x 3
  • Indecent Act x 3

Investigators are releasing the name of the accused as there is reason to believe that there may be additional victims. Please contact Detective Kelsie Annaert of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 extention 2262 or, if you have any information or believe that you may have been a victim.

If you have information and wish to remain anonymous, you are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at:


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