Bakersfield woman arrested for practicing medicine without a license

Undercover investigation led to arrest

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A local woman was arrested for allegedly practicing medicine without a license on Friday.

Brenda Capps was booked for violation of Business and Professions Code section 2052, which is unlicensed practice of medicine.

Investigators with the Medical Board's Operation Safe Medicine conducted an undercover investigation that led to Capp's arrest.


The Medical Board first became aware of Capps during another investigation and successful criminal prosecution of an unlicensed person for practicing midwifery and medicine.  During the initial investigation

of Capps, Medical Board investigators confirmed that she was unlicensed and warned her not to practice midwifery without being properly licensed. 

Investigators with the Medical Board’s Operation Safe Medicine conducted an undercover operation with Capps that confirmed she continued to practice medicine.  During the investigation, Capps admitted to not having a license. 

After her arrest, Capps was booked at Kern County Jail in Bakersfield for felony unlicensed practice of medicine.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Medical Board at (800) 633-2322.

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