Ed Hicks was already conning a woman who lived in the area and had asked her to marry him. Her sister, Linda Hembree, saw Ed Hicks on the Dr. Phil show, immediately called Ed Hicks' latest victim, Barbara Hembree and they in turn called police.
An extradition hearing was held December 13, and Ed Hicks told the judge he would fight extradition to Virginia. For more information, read the December 13 article in The Washington Post, the December 13 PM article in The Charlotte Observer. Read the December 14 article in The Richmond Times-Dispatch , The Star, and look up Ed Hicks' arrest record at the Mecklenberg County Inmate Inquiry page (enter Hicks, Charles).