Ottawa Police Charge BRIGITTE CLEROUX – Falsely Working as Nurse

September 1, 2021 – The East Criminal Investigation Section has charged a woman following an investigation into Personation, Criminal negligence and fraud-related incidents after falsely gaining employment and conducting duties as a nurse at a medical and dental clinic in Ottawa. Some of those duties included the administration of medications, including injections, to patients. 

On August 23rd, 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 24th and was remanded into custody.  

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 criminal matter. The investigation continues. 

The Service is taking the extra step of releasing a picture of CLEROUX, as she used several aliases. 

The Ottawa Police Service wishes to thank the Vancouver Police Department for their assistance with the 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 . 

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