Fort Mitchell resident Ron Hill was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in federal prison for the embezzlement of $248,000 of his ex-wife's 401(k) plan, according to federal prosecutors.
Hill, 49, is already in prison serving time for a previous sex offense. Documents indicate that Hill was being housed in the Grant County Jail when issued a warrant regarding the embezzlement.
According to records, Hill pleaded guilty of charges filed in 2015 of third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse and sentenced to seven years in prison on May 25, 2017. (A special prosecutor handled that case because of Hill's business and political ties. Until a divorce in 2015, he was married to the sister of former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, according to WKRC.)
Court documents state Hill's newest crimes include forgery and identity fraud in order to embezzle large sums of his ex-wife's 401(k) pension plan in three separate incidents, resulting in a total of $248,000.
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The Department of Justice said Hill owned a company known as TPS Solutions in Kenton County, where his now ex-wife, Susan Hill, was employed. According to the documents, the signatures of Susan Hill and the Trustee to authorize the withdrawal were both forged by Ron Hill.
The embezzlement took place five years ago, before Hill was sentenced for the sexual abuse crimes. The largest sum of the three instances was taken on Jan. 9, 2013 and totaled $180,000, according to the documents. The indictment states that Hill also stole $62,0000 from his wife's pension on July 8, 2013 and $6,000 on Nov. 1, 2013.
Hill pleaded not guilty to the charges on Dec. 18, 2017, but on March 1, 2018 a plea agreement states Hill pleaded guilty to all accusations.
Following the trial, Hill was returned to the Kentucky Department of Corrections and, according to the United States Department of Justice, must serve 85 percent of his sentence until he is up for probation.
This article is provided via the Kentucky Press News Service.