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Ron Hill, recently convicted of rape, now charged with identity fraud, embezzlement

Posted at 10:31 AM, Nov 14, 2017

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A Northern Kentucky man with ties to a powerful family faces new criminal charges after he was convicted of sex crimes involving a 14-year-old girl earlier this year.

A grand jury indicted Ron Hill, of Fort Mitchell, on three counts of embezzlement and three counts of identity fraud for incidents during 2013.

Hill's ex-wife says he withdrew $248,000 from her  401K retirement savings account by forging her name.

Hill is the former brother-in-law of Trey Grayson, former Kentucky Secretary of State and former CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Hill was married to Grayson's sister, Susan. They were divorced in 2015.

Divorce documents claimed that Hill liquidated the couple's retirement account of almost $250,000 and withdrew $12,000 from a line of credit on the home they shared without her knowledge.

The court gave sole custody of their two children to their mother.

Hill is currently in prison after he pleaded guilty to sex abuse of a minor and rape for crimes committed between 2008 and 2011. He could have walked free in seven years under a plea deal. 

But he'll be behind bars a lot longer if convicted on the new charges. Each of the three embezzlement counts carries up to a five-year sentence. Each of the forgery-related counts carries a two-year sentence.