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Former Covington Finance Director Pleads Not Guilty to 15 Felony Counts

Former Covington Finance Director Bob Due pleaded not guilty Monday to fifteen felony counts stemming from his alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of city dollars. 

Due was indicted on November 14 on the fifteen counts and is accused of stealing approximately $700,000 from the City of Covington from 2002 to 2013.

He began work as the city's finance director in 1999.

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen is also reviewing the case.

The fifteen felony counts include abuse of public trust over $100,000, theft by deception of over $10,000, unlawful access to a computer, and twelve counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Due could face a maximum of forty years in prison, Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders told The River City News in November.

A status hearing in the case is set for January 13.

(SEE PREVIOUSLY: Due's alleged crimes date back to 2002)

By Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Inside the Kenton County Courtroom where Due pleaded not guilty via video on Monday/RCN