The Opposite Of Your Job: Former VA Employee Defrauds Disabled Veteran Of $680,000

Kenneth Richard Devore was appointed as a Tennessee VA Field Examiner with the Fiduciary Program in 2013. He was responsible for protecting veterans’ financial assets and setting them up for a great future.

Given the title of this article, I bet you can already see where this is going.

Devore befriended and gained the trust of an unsuspecting veteran, identified by court documents only as “D.N.,” convinced D.N. that he needed a will, and proceeded to name himself sole beneficiary.

Now, that is a side of VA fraud that people do not see every day.

Devore was convicted by a jury on July 25th. His sentencing hearing is in November. The laundry list of charges includes the following:

  • Six counts of wire fraud
  • One count of “theft of public money over $1,000” (yeah, no kidding)
  • One count of willful mail fraud
  • One count of conflict of interest of a federal employee (again, really no kidding)
  • Two counts of making or using a false writing
  • One count of making a false statement

Court documents show that Devore drove D.N. to the post office in order to notarize the documents he had helped D.N. prepare. He then forged D.N.’s initials before sending notice to the veteran’s bank, which was also declared as his legal guardian.

Oh, right. The man needed a legal guardian because his disability had rendered him incompetent as of 1987. Is Devore not even more despicable now? These are exactly the people that fiduciaries are sworn to nurture and protect, even more so than a typical client.

To VA’s credit, they discovered these documents in 2015 and forced Devore to resign, but somehow Devore successfully landed another government job the following year, at… are you ready for this?

NBIB, the National Background Investigations Bureau. You read that right. The organization that is supposed to be in charge of RUNNING BACKGROUND CHECKS ON PEOPLE.

Gold star, you guys! You have got to be kidding me right now. Scrap the whole force and start over.

Anyway, Devore not only had the gall to apply for such a position while actively lying about his employment history, but he got the job and worked with NBIB until April 2017, when he was indicted.

He even made up a college degree on his application. Heck, he made up an entire college. “Canterbury University” does not exist. Looks like a B.S. in more ways than one.

Did he really have to be so insulting as to make up an entire school, though? Who does he think he is? Harold Hill? This move is literally so absurd that it was a key plot point in a musical.

You have definitely steered yourself wrong if you model your life after a smooth-talking con man that angry rural citizens threaten to “run out of town on a rail.” Ye Gods.

Hey, do you need more reasons to hate this guy? Because I can give you more reasons to hate this guy. Here goes nothing.

Kenneth Richard Devore does not have a disability himself, but he sure knows how to game the VA. He had a purported 100 percent “total and permanent” disability rating, for which he received fraudulent compensation from 2009 to 2017 (again, when he was indicted).

So, he has screwed disabled veterans by commandeering a will AND by pretending to be one of us when he is verifiably not. Charming.

Let me remind you how things turned out for Harold Hill. Of course, The Music Man is a comedy, so they go easy on him. They throw a parade and he gets the girl and everything, as apparent punishment for pretending to teach music to children.

But this? This is real life. $680,000 can buy your loved ones a lot more than “76 Trombones.”

Where the hell did I put my tar and feathers? Asking for a friend.


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  2. Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell the nepotistic ass of AFGE Scum.

    “[Kenneth Richard Devore was appointed as a Tennessee VA Field Examiner with the Fiduciary Program in 2013. He was responsible for protecting veterans’ financial assets and setting them up for a great future…]”

    AFGE Pres. David “little” Cox: to think you’re afraid of we lowly Veterans…well guess what? You better fucking better be scared now, asshole. Times are a changing.

  3. This situation happens quite often to widows, disabled. elderly, and seniors. Volunteer tax preparers, disaster relief contractors, even family members have been running similar scams.
    RAMP – I think this is yet another way to deny past due benefits to veterans waiting 25-40 yrs for benefits. The letter sounds good, has three appeal options, and suggests a decision could be reached in 125 days. Just in case you’re skeptical (should I or should I not), it says a VARO decision will take 3 yrs, and a BVA decision will take 7yrs, if you don’t respond.

    Here are my questions:
    1. Which issues are being considered, and is credit for time served (waiting 3 to 25 years, 1993-2018), included in the extended waiting period 2020-2022?
    2. Where does the bonus and promotion money come from for VARO employees?
    3. How many years does it take to receive a final grant, after a partial grant was issued? Especially, when organs are permanently damaged and/or removed?

  4. IF the Bamster was still in office he would get a medal and an invite for a beer at the White house.

  5. Now now boys, there are some in our society and media that want us to believe this is just another form of free enterprise. We acquiesced when BushBama bailed out the banksters to the tune of six trillion dollars, and we let them keep their bonuses to boot. Amerika loves to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.

    They call it Smarmy Monday,
    But Tuesday’s just as bad…

  6. Other crimes committed besides what this goat-fuck committed should also be investigated such as, what claims adjudicator approved this fucks disability claim, and who is the asshole that gave final approval?

    I’m 9 years into my claim, waiting on a date with BVA, which informed me that tenetive year for hearing is 2021.
    Bitter, just a little……..


    1. Bribery. The little turds were probably bribed, like in a 3rd world institution.

  7. He will get 18 months with good behavior he will be out in 11 and enjoy his loot. For $680000 I would do that time standing on my head.

  8. As I’ve said before, “Another day same ol shit!”
    Ben, keep tabs on this guy. His “sentencing” should be something to see.
    Because, if sentences of the past, are of any indication, this guy might get off light!
    I’ll bet you he gets off with a slap on the wrist!

  9. I bet he was AGFE.

    Stories like this tell me that I should feel good about being honest in life’s dealings.

    The thing I dont get so well is why this happens so often. Are people really that gullible? I cannot for the life of me see why this real vets family allowed this to happen from the git-go. Brothers and sisters and other family members should have had this guys back and screamed bloody murder when a govt pawn walks in and does this. His supervisor should have been all over it as well.

    But by the Grace of God, there go I.

  10. “Kenneth Richard Devore does not have a disability himself, but he sure knows how to game the VA. He had a purported 100 percent “total and permanent” disability rating, for which he received fraudulent compensation”…………I can’t even get compensated for shit on the presumptive list that I have.
    He must know another crook in the top ranks of the VA, Just like Thomas Burch, Jr. Telling his stripper girlfriend to write him a letter……

    “He offered to pay for my school, saying he could get me a scholarship if I wrote him a letter saying I had a veteran in my family. lol. what. a. joke.”

    1. He does not have a disability, wtf, but is rated at 100% by VA, now htf did that happen, bet he didn’t have to wait 40 fing years for the lazy bastards to get up off their ass’s and at least act like their doing something.

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