09 March 2020
 
 

 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Eric L. Laughton
 Troop E Commander
 

 

PRESS RELEASE
 

On March 5th, 2020, New York State Police arrested 51 year-old Mellisa L. Carman, of Belfast, NY for Unauthorized Practice of a Profession (Dept. of Education felony) and Hindering Prosecution (class A misdemeanor).  Throughout October and November 2018, Carman is accused of unlawfully aiding Elizabeth J. Catlin with her illegal midwifery practice, in and around Penn Yan NY (Yates County), 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.

 

    Carman was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Potter court, Yates County.  She is directed to appear at 8:30 a.m. on March 20, 2020.

 

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