13-year veteran of Barrie Police Service facing fraud-related charges

Officer has not been on active duty since November of 2018

The Barrie Police Service says one of its own has been arrested in connection to allegations of fraud and theft.

An investigation began in October of 2020, ordered by Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood after some off-duty allegations came to light. Police say the officer in question had been absent from active duty since mid-November 2018.

The Service’s Professional Standards Unit probed these allegations, said to have occurred between November 2018 and March 2020, and the officer was taken into custody on Friday. She faces two counts of Fraud over $5,000 and Theft over $5,000. The constable has been suspended with pay and has a court date scheduled for mid-April.

“The need for transparency has never been more apparent and as a professional police service we hold our members to a high standard,” said Chief Greenwood in a media release on Friday afternoon.