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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do all I can to help you and I will always keep your information private.