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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Georgia Man Indicted for Misuse of Social Security Number and Aggravated Identity Theft

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Gregory William Hill, whose aliases include Gregory Allen Davis, Gregory William Davis, and John Martin Hill, age 37, of Georgia, has been charged by indictment with two counts of misuse of a social security number and two counts of aggravated identity theft. The indictment was announced by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The indictment alleges that Hill impersonated a former graduate of Syracuse University and used that victim’s name and a false social security number for the purpose of obtaining information and documentation from Syracuse University by fraud.

The charges filed against Hill carry a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison for the social security fraud counts and mandatory two-year terms of imprisonment for the aggravated identity theft counts; a fine of up to $250,000 for each count; and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

The defendant was arraigned today by videoconference before United States Magistrate Judge Miroslav Lovric and has been ordered detained pending a trial to be scheduled before United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the FBI, and it is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Updated September 13, 2022