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April 4, 2012

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

Knoxville Resident Tracey Hill Sentenced to Five Years Probation for Computer Fraud

KNOXVILLE, Tenn - Tracey Hill, 38, of Knoxville, Tenn., was sentenced today to serve five years probation by the Honorable Thomas W. Phillips, U.S. District Judge, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville. She was also ordered to pay $31,000 in restitution. Hill pleaded guilty on February 17, 2010, to an information charging her with intentionally exceeding her authorized access to a computer and thereby obtaining information with a value exceeding $5,000 contained in a financial record of a financial institution.

Hill committed the computer fraud while working as retail operations manager at SunTrust Bank in Knoxville. She worked at SunTrust from April 1, 2002, until July 10, 2007. In this position she was responsible for ensuring branches assigned to her region followed internal security practices. Because of her position, she had access to the financial records of SunTrust's customers through her computer at work. Hill cooperated with federal law enforcement authorities.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Theodore represented United States.

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