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Self-Inflicted Stab Wound Reported at Former Covington Finance Director's Home

Emergency personnel responded to the home of former Covington Finance Director Bob Due some time after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Kenton County Dispatch reports that one person was transported from the home on the 5100 block of Dana Harvey Lane in Independence with a self-inflicted stab wound to the stomach.

That person is believed to be Due. An ambulance was transporting the victim to University Hospital in Cincinnati.

Due, who is accused of embezzling approximately $600,000 from the City of Covington, was released from St. Elizabeth Hospital last Wednesday after a failed suicide attempt by way of carbon monoxide poisoning in his garage on August 30.

The 63-year old was arrested on August 23 and later charged with theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000, official misconduct, unlawful access to a computer, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Three days later he was released from the Kenton County Detention Center on $10,000 bond and placed on home incarceration.

Due appeared in Kenton County District Court last week for a preliminary hearing following his release from St. E. Judge Douglas Grothaus allowed Due to return to home incarceration where he would be monitored by family and representatives from the Detention Center.

The City of Covington has sued Due, his family, and others in an effort to regain the allegedly stolen funds. The city commission voted to form a task force, which meets at City Hall on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for the first time, to investigate further while Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen will also conduct an investigation.

Due faces twenty years in prison if convicted.

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

Photo: Bob Due in Kenton Co. District Court last week/RCN