Kyle Adams is currently in jail facing charges of two counts of Impersonating a Police Officer, two counts of Abduction and two counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony in Norfolk.
His preliminary hearing in Norfolk General District Court was continued on Monday and he was also denied bond again at that time.
Lisa Hall says she met Adams about 5 years ago and they quickly became friends.
"We were very close friends. Best friends. He went to family functions. He was at my daughter’s graduation; he was at my youngest daughter’s Sweet 16," Hall told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo in an exclusive interview Tuesday.
She says the man she sees now is completely different from the man she first met.
"He wanted to be the Governor of Virginia one day. He had goals and so all of this is just shocking," Hall stated.
A few years ago Hall pressed charges against Adams, alleging he stole $1,700 from her wallet.
"He was found not guilty by reasonable doubt. I couldn’t prove my case 100% that he stole it. My opinion is he did steal it," Hall said.
Adams was on probation at the time of his November arrest for an embezzlement conviction in Hampton.
Now Hall calls her former friend "a huge con-artist" and she says she questions everything about their friendship.
"My daughters looked up to him and respected him. The fact that I brought this man around my children I second guess myself all the time – like 'Oh my God' how did I not see the signs?"
Adams is due back in court in March.