State Police Arrest Schenectady Yacht Club Dock Master for Insurance Fraud, Press Release, December 5, 2022

On November 30, 2022, State Police of Clifton Park arrested Derek J. Sutherland, 49, of Broadalbin, NY, for Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class “E” felony, and Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree, a class “D” felony.

On October 27, 2022, State Police received a complaint from a representative of the Schenectady Yacht Club in Clifton Park, NY. The investigation determined Sutherland, who worked for the Yacht Club at the time as a Dock Master, forged multiple invoices bearing the businesses letterhead.  These invoices falsely documented hours he had not worked.  In addition, Sutherland submitted the invoices to an insurance company requesting direct reimbursement.

Sutherland was processed at SP Clifton Park and issued an Appearance ticket returnable to the Clifton Park Town Court on December 8, 2022. Press Release