Former Covington finance chief facing jail time

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Associated Press

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:02 PM

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The former Covington finance director accused of embezzling about $800,000 in city funds has pleaded guilty to 15 charges.

Prosecutors say Bob Due spent much of the money to help pay for the care of an ailing aunt and his childrens' tuition to private universities. They are seeking a 15-year sentence.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1fEPebD ) Due, 63, made no statements while appearing in Kenton Circuit Court on Thursday.

The state auditor found that Due wrote 68 checks to himself, family members and a fake vendor totaling $793,127 from 2001 to 2013.

Due pleaded guilty to one count of abuse of public trust, theft by deception, unlawful access to a computer and 12 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

He is scheduled to be sentenced April 17.

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