Alldred – Fake Navy SEAL Speaks

| February 14, 2020

Derek Alldred, a fake Navy SEAL that TAH posted about several times, is serving 24 years in federal prison for scamming several women.

Alldred managed to take time out from his busy schedule to make himself available for an interview.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, KARE11 posted an interview Alldred did for Dateline NBC in an effort to get his perspective on his crimes.

“I’m not trying to justify my behavior,” Alldred said.  “My behavior was…I was a horrible boyfriend, absolutely horrible.  Destroying someone’s life I think is a bit exaggerated.”

For two decades, Alldred posed at times as a firefighter, a doctor, a businessman, a lawyer or a Navy Seal, using fake names and identities to meet women online.   He had fake uniforms, business websites and social media accounts.   Eventually, he’d gain access to the women’s finances, in some cases cleaning out bank accounts, in other cases opening credit cards in their names.

“He’s destroying lives,” said Linda, a Minnesota woman who moved in with Alldred believing he was a retired Navy Seal named Rich Peterson.   She showed KARE 11 the military gear he left at her home, like a Silver Star and Purple Heart.   She says, unbeknownst to her, he opened new lines of credit in her name cleaning out her retirement accounts.  It was her life savings.

She had him arrested but police let him go while they investigated.  He left the state.

He thought it was an exaggeration to say he ruined lives?

Alldred told Dateline being on the run for so many years made it hard to keep his scams straight.

“It’s impossible to keep straight, particularly when I was running from the courts or, you know, running from the United States Marshals,” he told Dateline.  “It was tough to keep track of who I was saying, you know, where I was and what I was doing and who I was. It’s overwhelming.”

Dateline NBC will have a full 2 hour special on Alldred’s scams including his ties to Minnesota on March 6th.

It was tough to keep track of all those women.  Poor guy. [sarc]

Category: Fake SEAL, Navy Poser, Phony SEAL, Stolen Valor

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    24 years in a Federal prison- no parole for this MF’er.

    Hard earned and well deserved.

  2. Comm Center Rat says:

    Although Alldred (All dread?) is a scoundrel, rake, and valor thief I’m amused by his jacked up ribbon rack. It looks like the OEF Campaign Medal is first in order of precedence while the highly coveted though rarely awarded NDSM is third, ahead of the MSM. Even phonies are beginning to realize the prestige of the NDSM while seeking entry into our patriotic brotherhood.

    Here’s hoping Bubba, Thor, et al. introduce the “Captain” to a new order of precedence in the gang showers. He’ll soon be known as All Red to his BFFs.

    • Ret_25X says:

      I’m thinking he is already in the market for a big cork or large plug…

    • MI Ranger says:

      Comm Center Rat,
      Not only that. It looks like he thought so highly of the NDSM that he included it twice (third in top row, first in fourth row)!

      • Comm Center Rat says:

        I guess Alldred didn’t want to use a star on one NDSM because then his rack wouldn’t be perfectly square like his block head. LOL

        • thebesig says:

          He was so busy trying to keep track of all his phony identities, that he forgot to include the Army Service Ribbon on his rack. He wasn’t portraying himself as a Soldier, but not everybody gets the Army Service Ribbon. 🙄

          • sfalphageek says:

            There should be a special club for those of us elite enough to have received both the NDSM and the ASR. Throw in the GCM, and only the best of the best are among our ranks.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Since I as Ex-PH2 have received only ONE NDSM ever, I would deeply appreciate it if you all would occasionally refer to it by its proper nomenclature: gedunk medal.

        Thank you for your attention to this matter.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Wonder if this POS is having a problem keeping up with whose girlfriend he is tonight and what cell block he’s in. Embrace the suck…Bitch!

  4. Hack Stone says:

    Part of the interview that was not previewed:

    Derek Alldred: It get’s confusing sometimes. I’ve posed as a firefighter, doctor, a lawyer and a Navy SEAL, but I don’t recall ever posing as a butcher.

    Dateline NBC: A butcher?

    Derek Alldred: Yes, a butcher. My cell mate keeps saying that he looks forward to me smoking his sausage.

    • Friend says:

      What the bloody hell HACK!!
      Eating breakfast with my granddaughter and I spit coffee across the table on her..
      She read it then burst into uncontrollable laughing. Nana your friends are sick. Tell him I’m stealing his joke.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Then you better not read Hack’s comments the next time (and there will be a next time) some guy gets busted for having sex with a horse. Hack has posted the same comment on line at least five times over the last ten years.

      • ChipNASA says:

        You better not let her see the The Hemisphere of Insults®™ .


        I’m going to put a disclaimer at the top I think.
        “I am not responsible for you reading further for any hurt feeling or offense or butthurtness incurred forthwith.”

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      He also doesn’t remember telling people that he was a chef… everyone in the cellblock look forward to him “tossing their salad”.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Change “confiding” to “confusing”. Damn cell phone that the Vice President of the proud but humble woman owned business that sells software to the federal government picked up at the Dulless Convention Center Electronics & Tube Sock Flea Market leaves a lot to be desired. Hack Stone Publishing regrets the error.

  5. Combat Historian says:

    Please, on this Valentine’s Day, all you lonely ladies out there who read this need to keep this creep constantly and continuously in your mind and thought.

    If some “war hero” latches on to you and regale you with his stories of medals and derring-do while trying to move quickly into your home, family, and life, HE MAY BE ANOTHER DERRICK ALLDRED!!!

    These poser grifter scammer creeps are a dime a dozen out there.

    Before you let “Mr. War Hero Handsome Heart” into your home and hearth, verify his background and claims, and double-check again!!!

    It’s a Jungle out there…

    • 26Limabeans says:

      I have told my three sisters to never believe
      a word of it without seeing a DD-214.
      Then let me see it….

      • SEAL TWO says:

        I remember years ago sister-in-law came home telling of a handsome Navy pilot she had met and had been “seeing…” He had such a secret job that he wasn’t able to give her details, but he was gone a lot and never knew what his deployment on “classified missions” was going to be, as they never let him know in advance. And, his job was so highly classified that he couldn’t contact her except on short notice, and only when he was back in town. She assured me that yes, he was a Navy pilot, as she had met him in his uniform, etc. etc. I told her to drop him like a hot rock, because even if he was a pilot, he was married. She ignored my sage advice, and she found out months later (after screwing the guy whenever he surface again – back from another secret mission) that yes, he was married.

  6. MI Ranger says:

    You really need to move that “Report Comment” button! It is so big, that I accidently hit it when I tried to reply. Sorry about that…did not realize what I did, just wondering why it wasn’t allowing me to type.
    Sorry Comm Center Rat!

  7. Hack Stone says:

    When he gets released, he should head on down to Callahan County Texas and run for Sheriff. If that doesn’t come to fruition, head east to Merritt Island Florida, because he is definitely All Points Logistics material.

  8. The Great imposter re incarnated, but the real great imposter whom passed away a number of years ago never screwed anyone. Looks like the phony Seals are starting to catch up in the TAH starting gate.

  9. IDC SARC says:

    damn, that fukking attempt at fruit salad makes my head throb