FRANKLIN, Tenn. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The man Gwinnett County police said defrauded an Alpharetta woman of more than $80,000 is behind bars this morning.
Police in Franklin, Tennessee told FOX 5 News John Martin Hill was taken into custody early Wednesday morning in Williams County on a fugitive warrant. Officials there said Hill will have a court date May 30 and the matter of extradition to Georgia will be discussed afterward. Tennessee authorities said they also have a hold on Hill from Montgomery County, Maryland.
Gwinnett County police said the Alpharetta woman apparently met the man named John Hill on the online dating site Match.com. When they met in March, Hill told the woman that he was a millionaire.
During their short romance, police say Hill convinced his victim that they were in love and wanted to buy a house together.
"Within a week of knowing one another, they agreed to get married," Gwinnett County police said in a statement.
The woman told police that she gave Hill more than $80,000 to use toward the purchase of a house and furniture, but he stopped talking to her after she sent him the money.
Hill, who police said has changed his name multiple times in the last three years and who is suspected of scamming more women in different states, now faces charges for theft by deception in Georgia.