Alston Hawkins came to Salem when his son/nephew (?) Hawk told him about Jack and Jennifer Devereaux, a couple that he was planning to scam. When Alston arrived in Salem he recognized Ginger Dawson and was afraid she could blow their cover. Ginger had married into the Hawkins family and her daughter, Molly, was the heir to the family fortune. When Ginger's husband died, Alston threatened the loves of Ginger and her daughter and sent them on the run. With Molly out of the picture, his nephew/son Hawk would inherit the fortune. Alston eventually was arrested and sent to jail for his part in conning Jack and Jennifer Devereaux.
Hawk overheard Jack and Jennifer Devereaux discussing their money while on their honeymoon. Hawk followed them to Salem and pulled of a scam. cash and he followed them back to Salem. Hawk, along with his partner Desiree, convinced Jack and Jen that Desiree could tell the future. While Hawk was at their place one day he claimed to have thrown his back out at Jen and Jack's place. Fearing a lawsuit, Jack allowed Hawk to move into their penthouse. Meanwhile, Desiree told Jack that the FBI was coming for him, which caused Jack to go on the run. Hawk then managed to get his hands on Jack's money and forced Jack to flee Salem. While Jack was gone, Jennifer had to use her trust fund to save the Spectator from going under. In the meantime, Hawk contacted Alston Hawkins, his father/uncle (?), to come to Salem and help him get away with Jack's money. Hawk also planned to take Jennifer with him.
Hawk eventually realized that Jen would never love him and he planned to leave town. Before he could, Jack conned Hawk into admitting that he stole his money. Hawk was arrested, along with Alston Hawkins, and they were sent to jail.