Thunder Bay Mayor and his wife face extortion charges


(ORILLIA, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged three Thunder Bay residents in connection with an investigation of allegations of criminal wrongdoing that include a municipal official and a local resident.

As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, three Thunder Bay residents are charged with offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada as follows:

  • Keith HOBBS, aged 65 years of Thunder Bay, and Marisa HOBBS, aged 53 years of Thunder Bay, with one count each of Extortion (Sec. 346.1) and Obstructing Justice (Sec. 139); and,
  • Mary VOSS, aged 46 years of Thunder Bay, with Extortion (Sec. 346.1).

The accused are expected to appear on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay.

The OPP will not comment further in order to protect the integrity of the investigation and the ongoing court processes.