(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ This mornings W.A.S.H. court (weekend and statutory holiday) had a 31-year-old woman named Deserrae Barber appear via video from the Thunder Bay Police Service Station.


Her latest charge is regarding allegations that she did not report to probation between April 24th, 2018 and June 6th, 2018, as well as failing to attend court on October 2 surrounding allegations of a heist from a Northwood area church.

Justice of the Peace, Bernard Caron was presiding, along with Crown Attorney Rob Kozak and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.

Her newest charges are:

  • Failure to appear in court
  • Failure to comply with probation

Her outstanding charges, which are already before the courts, stem from an earlier incident where it is alleged that Barber had stolen a womanโ€™s purse from a local church. Her co-accused is Tyler Freund.


Charges from the church incident are:

  • Fraud under $5000
  • Possession of stolen credit card
  • Possession of stolen debit card

The crown is willing to consent to Barberโ€™s release on an undertaking under the following conditions:

  • Report every Wednesday to the Thunder Bay Police Service by telephone
  • Notify the police of any change of address within 24 hours
  • No contact or communication with Tyler Freund
  • Do not attend the church where the purse heist is alleged to have taken place
  • Report to probation by 4:00 pm on October 12th

Justice of the Peace Caron orderโ€™s Barber released from custody under the Crownโ€™s suggested conditions. She is sent back to her cell to wait for the paperwork to be completed before she is released back into the public.