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Former Covington Finance Director Attempts Suicide Amid Theft Charges

Former Covington Finance Diretor Bob Due has survived a suicide attempt, The River City News has learned.

Sources confirm that Due is being evaluated at St. Elizabeth Hospital's psychiatric ward.

He was apparently found after trying to harm himself with carbon monoxide poisoning, possibly in the garage at his home.

Due has been on house arrest since bonding out of the Kenton County Detention Center on Monday. He was arrested last Friday on charges that he stole roughly $300,000 from the City of Covington. It was confirmed Thursday by Covington City Manager Larry Klein during a special meeting of the audit committee that that number is now closer to $600,000 and the theft may have begun as early 2007. The City will attempt to recover all the funds, Klein said.

The 63-year old was officially fired during a special meeting of the city commission on Tuesday night.

He faces twenty years in prison if convicted.

This story may be updated.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Bob Due speaks at Covington City Hall/RCN file