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Gatineau woman accused of impersonating nurse at Ottawa clinic

Investigators believe there may be other clinics and victims in this case.
2021-09-01 nurse fraud ottawa
Brigitte Cleroux, 49 years old, of Gatineau, believed to have used several aliases to gain employment at local dental and medical clinics. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

A 49-year-old Gatineau woman is facing a number of charges after a police investigation into someone falsely gaining employment and conducting duties as a nurse at a medical and dental clinic in Ottawa.

Investigators say some of the duties performed by the accused included the administration of medications, including injections, to patients. 

On August 23, Brigitte Cleroux, 49 years old, of Gatineau, was arrested.

She has been charged with several offences, including: 

  • Obtaining by false pretence
  • Uttering forged document
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Criminal negligence causing bodily harm
  • Personation to gain advantage 

She first appeared in court on August 24, and was remanded into custody.  

Police say Cleroux used aliases and assumed the identities of registered nurses that she fraudulently obtained. 

Investigators believe there may be other clinics and victims in this case.

The investigation continues. 

The Ottawa Police Service says it had help from the Vancouver Police Department in its investigation. 

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service East Criminal Investigation Section Tip Line at 613-236-1222, extension 5625. Public tips can also be sent by e-mail to mcm@ottawapolice.ca

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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