Woman accused of releasing ‘unlawfully obtained conversations’ one week after sentencing

Brenda Dolderman was convicted and sentenced for obstruction of justice on Feb. 23

CENTRE WELLINGTON – A local woman has been charged with releasing transcripts of “unlawfully obtained conversations” just one week after she was sentenced to house arrest and probation for similar actions.

Brenda Dolderman, 55, of Centre Wellington, was sentenced on Feb. 23 after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.

The case focused on Dolderman’s attempts to help her husband, Michael Dolderman, at the time a 21-year member of Wellington OPP, during an investigation by the OPP’s Professional Standards Bureau into sexual assault allegations made against him by fellow OPP officers.

(Charges against her husband are outstanding before the court and remain unproven.)

Dolderman’s attempts “went on for months” in a “concerted and prolonged effort” to mislead police and contact her husband’s accusers, the judge in the case stated.

She sent police and accusers transcriptions of conversations secretly recorded at the Rockwood OPP detachment by a Wellington OPP officer and friend of Dolderman’s husband.

After her sentencing, Dolderman told the Advertiser she is “truly sorry for the hurt and embarrassment” she caused.

Seven days later, on March 2, “a document was sent to three senior members of the [OPP]” that contained a transcript of an audio recording, states a March 8 press release from the OPP Professional Standards Unit.                         

Brenda Dolderman was charged with disclosure of private communication on March 7.

She was released and is to appear in Guelph court on March 14.

“No further information can be released due to ongoing court proceedings,” stated the OPP Professional Standards Unit.