Saturday, 3 September 2016

Sentence finished

Wes Devries is out of prison after having his parole revoked twice for not complying with the conditions of his release.  He is now finished his sentence of 3 years for fraud and theft offenses.  He no longer has any supervision or conditions to follow. My guess is that he will stay in the lower mainland. He seems to always revert back to his comfort zone of scamming people in one way or another.  The scam that was highlighted in the media was his dating scam but the public should be aware that he has numerous other scams.  He has scammed women, men and businesses.  He has pretended to be a handyman or contractor and it ends up to be a scam.  He has a way of talking that has even tricked bank managers into giving him access to money that he never should have and the banks have ended up being scammed as well.  But his most common scam is to either steal items (watches, jewelry, valuables) from women he dates or people he meets while out in the community.  Also, he is an avid biker and is very knowledgable about bikes and this had led to him being able to steal high end bikes.

Please be aware that he is unlikely to change his ways and I would highly recommend having no interactions with him.  If you end up being scammed by him it is extremely important that you report him to the police.  So many people let the embarrassment of being scammed outweigh the importance of reporting him.  Although it took a toll on me I have actually heard from people who have avoided possibly being scammed by him because of the group of women, including myself, that came forward and led to him being charged and convicted.  Yes its embarrassing.  Yes it sucks to feel foolish.  But not coming forward only benefits Wes and he counts on that.  I do not expect it to be very long before he is conning people out of their hard earned money.

If you have encountered Wes and need suppport or help please do not hesitate to contact me at and I will do all I can to help you and I will always keep your information private.

1 comment:

  1. Wes started stalking me on FB June 2016 when I was working with a high-end luxury jewellery designer based out of Beijing. At the time I was producing a Vancouver fashion show for her.

    Wes added me on FB (I use it a lot for business marketing) and then scoured through my list of close to 3,000 friends.

    Wes had 564 FB friends and 96 were mine. Many of which were fairly high profile in the local (Fashion / Arts / and Media) community. Most of which I KNOW he did not know or had ever met.

    West targeted me and my social media network in June. He basically stalked me on FB for 5 months before he made direct contact with me Oct 23, 2016.

    Wes is a predator and me and my (social and business) network was his intended prey.

    Fortunately, it is a fairly close knit circle that will prove impossible for him to penetrate now that he has been publicly exposed.

    Should Wes work in earnest at his recovery from an addiction to crime I believe that it is possible for him to live a rewarding and fulfilling life. I have personally known MANY PEOPLE FAR WORSE THAN HIM (drug dealers, murderers, addicts...) who have turned their life around. No one is beyond recovery INCLUDING HIM. It is my hope that he will work work hard and apply himself to becoming a productive contributing member of society.

    I am grateful to the women here who so freely shared their experience with me and played a role in thwarting a POTENTIALLY MAJOR jewellery theft.