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Yates County woman charged with criminally negligent homicide

A Yates County woman was charged with criminally negligent homicide, unauthorized practice of midwifery, and 93 other counts of identity theft, criminal possession of a forged instrument and falsifying business records, according to The Chronicle-Express.

Elizabeth Catlin, 54, is a Certified Professional Midwife, which is recognized in 30 states – but does not have the necessary licensing to practice in New York.

Catlin has been charged with 31 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, first-degree falsifying business records, and second-degree identity theft for possessing and submitting falsified and forged lab submission forms.

Meanwhile, the criminally negligent homicide charge stems from an October 2018 incident where Catlin transported a woman in labor to F.F. Thompson Hospital.

The child was born there, but died being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. Officials say she also faces a felony charge of unauthorized practice of a profession in Ontario County.

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