Criminal Con Man and Sociopathic Predator

Criminal Con Man and Sociopathic Predator

THE DIRTY ARMY:  Nik, I met Derek Sutherland in the early summer of 2016, and I thought I had met the perfect guy. He was very charming, funny, and we seemed to click on all our interests. But things weren’t as they seemed at first. By the early fall, we were engaged to be married, and I paid thousands of dollars to have the ceremony and reception at Hatley Castle in Victoria. But the mask soon came off, and I realized that although Derek Sutherland said he loved me and wanted to marry me, his actions spoke far louder than his words. No one could do the things that he did to me to someone they truly loved.

Derek’s cons and crimes are non-stop and my year with him could fill a novel. For the sake of expediency, I will summarize a number of incidents. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it will give you an accurate impression of the kind of person that Derek is.

1. Within a week of meeting, he had stolen my iPad. It was never seen again.

2. Derek would wait until I fell asleep, and then he would go into my wallet, and help himself to my bank accounts and credit cards.

3. Early on, I hired him to help in my store for a temporary basis while the owner was having a kidney transplant. He stole $3,000 one day when I left him alone for a 1/2 hour.

4. He tells people that members of his family that are alive died. He even faked going to a funeral for his sister.

5. Months after lying about family deaths, he gets a cheque in the mail, and he told me it was his inheritence from his father. The cheque was counterfeit and cost me almost $2,000 on the exchange rate when it bounced.

6. He tried to profit off the death of my cat with a pet insurance policy he took out in his name as the beneficiary. He may have even killed my cat.

7. His modus operandi when it comes to employment is to find a job as a manager in a food-service industry location, get access to the business’ safe and then steal the contents. He has done this to almost every single place that I have known him to work at. He is currently before the courts for the latest of these incidents.

8. Derek doesn’t have his own place to live, he finds individuals that have something he wants, and then he manipulates his way into that victim’s life, and then lives off that person for as long as he can. In the year he lived with me, he never paid a house bill or a cent in rent. He would use scams and endless promises into the future to carry it on as long as possible.

9. Derek impersonates people on the internet. In one case involving a Boston Pizza in Downtown Vancouver, he stole from the safe as per his MO and also stole the delivery car. He then impersonated Jim Treliving, the CEO in an elaborate con that went on for months assuring that the video footage had been reviewed and Derek was cleared of the theft. It promised compensation for wrongful dismissal, and solicited banking information for the “deposit” of the funds.

10. Derek Sutherland engages in loan scams on the internet, where he cons people into sending “security deposits” for secured loans via e-transfer. He even used my name and address, and listed me as the “owner” of a fake company called “Prosper LLP” and even forged fake documents to that effect.

11. Derek Sutherland impersonates Peace Officers. He tells people lies about being an undercover detective. He may claim to be working with the RCMP and the FBI. None of those things are true. He has a lengthy criminal record.

12. Derek Sutherland is a serial cheater, and at the same time, (at least with me) he withheld sex. I eventually busted him cheating red-handed, by setting up a fake account on Grindr. It took him only one day to take the bait and solicit the fake account with nudes and descriptions of his proclivities, which include fart sniffing and scat play.

13. Derek Sutherland once broke all the smoke alarms in my house. I cannot deduce any purpose to that other than he thinks about killing people, and maybe considered killing me.

As mentioned, this list is by no means exhaustive, and I had uncovered far more while we were together that he had done to others by impersonating and scamming over the internet. Derek should be avoided by all people like the plague. He leaves nothing in his wake except utter destruction and loss.

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  1. Fish LastnameNovember 24, 2017 at 3:31 AM

    Thanks for creating this, it’s valuable to more people than you may realize. This scumbag came to work at my pub only weeks ago, got arrested and fired within one week. What a literal piece of garbage. Let me know by responding to this post, if you find out where he’s sleeping currently, I’ll teach him something.

    • JailbirdJanuary 4, 2018 at 2:01 PM

      Derek was found guilty of his theft from the Pizza shop on Davie Street last summer. He’ll be in Jail for a little while…

      • Truth be knownFebruary 9, 2018 at 8:58 AM

        Truth be known he is also being harassed by Scott Dion who calls his Employers and makes up lies. Derek has some issues but not kidnapping and has been running cause his ex (Scott Dion) who has a list of issues is harassing him. And No Derek currently does not have any warrants pending. He has a job and is doing good in fact. Just because he didn’t want someone who does Pepsi and hangs DTES. He is better than all than. And I’ve been hanging with him so I know what he has been doing and he is doing nothing wrong.

  2. BUSTEDNovember 7, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Derek Scott Sutherland was arrested today on one of several outstanding warrants. He was arrested at Toby’s Bar and Grill, in North Vancouver. Obviously they did no criminal background check on him, wonder why ?? Derek is due in court in North Vancouver at 2 pm, today. No doubt the judge will remand him into custody as he is a clear flight risk, just like after he was rested for luring a mental challged young man, holding him against his will, forcing him to do drugs, and sexually assaulting him, fled to Alberta. But the heat got toooooo hot so he stupidly snuck back to Vancouver and thought he could hide, lol…..We hope the judge has NO mercy on Derek’s body, as this clear sociopath has no soul. If you have been affected by this con call the VPD and ask for [email protected] vpd.ca, or his partner [email protected]

    Here is proof he was arrested and is in court. https://justice.gov.bc.ca/cso/criminal/file/appearances.do?fileID=5757465.0009

  3. BUSTEDNovember 7, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Well after Derek Scott Sutherland aged 29 DOB Jan 24 1988 fled to Alberta after his arrest for drugs and luring a young mentally disabled man, holding him against his will, forcing him to do drugs and raping him, he dared to show his face in Vancouver again. Guess the heat was tooo great in Alberta. Bad move, many concerned citizens where alerted to his arrival. He was arrested at Toby’s Bar and Grill in North Van, who obviously did not do a Criminal back ground check on this scum. Shame on them. He will be arraigned and held in remand until a trial based on his continuous flight risks. He is due in court at 2 pm today, see the court doc, for yourself. Poor Derek, now he has to pay for all the crimes he has committed. May the judge have NO mercy on his body, cause this sociopath has no soul.

    https://justice.gov.bc.ca/cso/criminal/file/appearances.do?fileID=5757465.0009

  4. BUSTEDNovember 7, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Well after Derek Scott Sutherland aged 29 DOB Jan 24 1988 fled to Alberta after his arrest for drugs and luring a young mentally disabled man, holding him against his will, forcing him to do drugs and raping him, he dared to show his face in Vancouver again. Guess the heat was tooo great in Alberta. Bad move, many concerned citizens where alerted to his arrival. He was arrested at Toby’s Bar and Grill in North Van, who obviously did not do a Criminal back ground check on this scum. Shame on them. He will be arraigned and held in remand until a trial based on his continuous flight risks. He is due in court at 2 pm today, see the court doc, for yourself. Poor Derek, now he has to pay for all the crimes he has committed. May the judge have NO mercy on his body, cause this sociopath has no soul.

    https://justice.gov.bc.ca/cso/criminal/file/appearances.do?fileID=5757465.0009

  5. onevoiceSeptember 29, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    https://justice.gov.bc.ca/cso/criminal/searchAccusedResult.do?serviceId=41383343

    as many people don’t know there is a second side to the story. I was at the hostel when derek was attacked by the group working for scott mccluskey who was trying to have him stabbed. Security did not pin him down and Derek was the one who called the police himself.

    • OH Really HuhOctober 2, 2017 at 3:27 PM

      No group worked for Scott. The group that held Derek Scott Sutherland, while he called 911 on himself screaming into the phone, “they have a knife”, did so on their OWN accord, because they had all been burned in some manner by Derek Scott Sutherland. The VPD arrested Sutherland. No knife was found. It was a ruse VPD said to get them there quick.

      The VPD file is 17-195328 Detective James Inglis. Call 911 to report this perp, who has 2 current arrest warrants issued.

      I have his current probation order and talked with his probation officer Gurvir Deol 604-660-6640, he has breached all of his 9 conditions. So he will do time for that as well.

      Derek Scott Sutherland age 29 DOB Jan. 24 1988, he is a gay sociopathic predator. He preys on folks through dating sites, and Kijiji for his frauds.

      But he will be in the BIG HOUSE soon, and they enjoy treating predators of autistic persons with the utmost courtesy possible !!

    • HoldingmysidesOctober 2, 2017 at 10:19 AM

      HAHAHAHAHAHA Funny story.

      I went there and searched for “Scott Dion”, “Scott McCluskey”, and “Chris Mongrain” in that link, with no results. “Derek Sutherland” has like, a bunch.

  6. Scott McCluskeySeptember 23, 2017 at 4:19 AM

    DEREK had lured our son and held him captive on Monday Sept. 18 until a group from the gay community rallied behind saving our son from this socio/psychopath that Derek picked as his victim our son who is a 20 year old autistic boy with the mindset of a 13 year old.

    Because of the joint efforts of Scott Dion, Chris Mongrain, Courtney and Jim and many others including the RCMP and the VPD and not to forget the Jericho Youth Hostel staff and security who all pounced on Derek, and held him until the VPD arrived and affected the arrest of Derek Scott Sutherland age 29 born Jan 24 1988. He was arrested for drug charges and luring and abducting our son as well as theft of well over 2 thousand dollars. We spent 9 hours with VPD detectives telling and proving our story. The VPD new well of Sutherland. He is currently wanted on a warrant in Alberta. He has a Sept 25 2017 9 am Vancouver Community Court appearance for theft over $5000 from Yummy Pizza. He was convicted in April 2017 of 3 counts of fraud and ordered to pay three separate individuals over $55000, and was placed on probation for 18 months. He violated that probation on August 2017.

    We are very grateful to so many that helped us retrieve our son, but he was damaged in the process. His heart was broken by a sociopath with zero remorse. He was given drugs he had never done before. And was assaulted. He faces many more charges, for what he did. He is a truly sick individual. As of tonight the heat on him got so much that he threatened via FB to end his life. We told that to VPD detectives who laughed and said it was just a ploy for sympathy as he is soon to do some hard time in PRISON, where he will get to tell his story again. Hmmm….

    So thank you all for helping get our son back. We just arrived home at 4 am with 24 hrs on the road but that is okay, because he is back safe and the healing can begin.

    If you have had any encounter with Derek please contact me at 250-718-8754 and let us know so we can get this guy put behind bars for a very very longtime.

    Sincerely,
    Scott McCluskey
    [email protected]

    https://www.facebook.com/scott.mccluskey2

  7. DontMessWithMeSeptember 21, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    He is bad news! He crashed on my couch one night and robbed my wallet!

    • HardLessonLearnedSeptember 21, 2017 at 3:52 PM

      He is beyond bad news – Derek is nothing but a predator, always on the prowl.