Kern Co. woman accused of midwifery without a licence

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Kern County woman has been arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license.

Brenda Capps fell under investigation when the Medical Board of California was looking into another person accused of practicing medicine without a licence. Capps was warned to stop practicing midwifery without a proper license, but an undercover investigation reveled she failed to stop her activities, the state said Friday.

"This investigation and arrest reflects positively on the Medical Board's ongoing commitment to protect the public," Linda Whitney, executive director of the Medical Board, said in a news release.

Capps was booked into Kern County jail on suspicion of  felony unlicensed practice of medicine.

Recently, a 58-year-old man was arrested for allegedly providing medical services inside his south Bakersfield home for about three months without a medical license.