Men like Ed Hicks and James Montgomery are charming, smooth talking, but they are consummate liars and they are con artists. Both men are bigamists, and they used online personals' sites to prey on trusting women. A word to the wise--men and women like Hicks and Montgomery are all over the Internet oozing their charm--BEWARE. Most importantly learn the signs of the con and the key symptoms of the sociopath. Both Hicks and Montgomery display the traits of a sociopath, in my opinion. Learn all you can about online predators of adults, sometimes often referred to as cyberpaths.
No Conscience, No Remorse, Shameless Behavior
The Ed Hicks' and James Montgomery's of the world possess no conscience, no remorse, and are always thinking about themselves. It is apparent in the way they manipulate others around them and can juggle several women at the same time. I learned that while I was dating serial bigamist Ed Hicks that he was married to Julie Flint and also was dating at least four other women at the same time. Now, that is exhausting work!
Ed Hicks was sentenced for felony bigamy last Monday. Hicks showed no remorse for his victims when speaking to the judge just prior to his sentencing. He never said he was sorry to Julie Flint, wife six, nor did he apologize to me---wife seven, Sandra Phipps.
The first thing Hicks told the judge was that I was a liar for stating that he had run up debt on my credit card and that it was HE who had debt because of me. The other thing he said was that all HE wanted was mutual love (here we go with "In love with love" again) and HE wanted mutual admiration. Apparently, the judge wasn't too impressed with Hicks remarks---his brazen lack of empathy, his unwillingness to accept responsibility for his actions, and his predatory behavior. For the judge sentenced him to five years in prison and suspended four years, which means Hicks has four years hanging over his head the next time he does something illegal. Furthermore, he was given an undetermined amount of supervised probation.
Can't Get Blood from a Stone
James Montgomery commited bigamy twice. And like Hicks, he juggled several women at the same time and frauded them. A New Jersey court found Montgomery guilty of fraud, and he was ordered to pay ex-wife Donna Anderson $1.25 million. She collected just over $517.00. Montgomery fled to Australia and has been exposed there for military fraud. In the meantime, five years after their divorce, Donna had him served with her New Jersey judgment; he was forced into bankruptcy and has lost his job in Australia.
I awarded a divorce this past Wednesday by a Fairfax County judge, and I received the property Hicks and I purchased in the Bahamas. In no way will the sale of this property make up for what I lost financially. Ed Hicks was terminated from his employment from the Federal Government and for a long time prior to his termination, he was living in his van using a kitty litter box as a bathroom when he wasn't living with Barbara Grant of North Carolina and taking $500 a month from her---a woman on disability. One of Ed Hicks' favorite quotes he used when poking fun of those with nothing or very little: "he doesn't have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of"!
For More Information
Read more about "The Amazing Audacity of Sociopaths" with further information on Hicks and Montgomery in Donna Andersen's latest post on her Lovefraud Blog.