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Suspect arrested for aiding woman accused of illegally practicing midwifery

Suspect arrested for aiding woman accused of illegally practicing midwifery

WHECTV
Updated: March 09, 2020 06:03 PM
Created: March 09, 2020 12:40 PM

PENN YAN, N.Y. (WHEC) — An arrest has been made in connection with Elizabeth Catlin, the woman who is facing 95 charges including the unauthorized practice of midwifery.

Melissa Carman, 51, was arrested on March 5 for unauthorized practice of a profession and hindering prosecution.

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Throughout October and November 2018, Carman is accused of unlawfully aiding Catlin with her illegal midwifery practice, in and around Yates County.

State Troopers say Carman helped Catlin by discussing private medical issues of maternity patients, giving advice and offering to assist in birth and prenatal appointments. Carman also agreed to unlawfully provide Catlin with prescription maternity drugs, without a prescription, according to Troopers.

Carman was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Potter court on March 20 at 8:30 a.m.


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