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COVINGTON, Ky. – An ex-Covington finance director accused of stealing city funds pleaded not guilty Monday to 15 counts against him.

Robert Due is accused of taking $700,000 from the city -- and that amount could go higher, according to Rob Sanders, Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney.

The 15-count indictment accuses Due of official misconduct, theft, unlawful access to a computer and possession of a forged instrument.

Investigators went through 11 years of financial records before indicting Due. He held the job for 14 years.

Due is accused of depositing the stolen money in the accounts of his wife, children and his late aunt. 

Covington has sued Due to try to recover the lost money.

Due was forced out as finance director in August and arrested in September.

Due was originally under house arrest, but tried to kill himself twice since then.

He is now being held in the Kenton County jail.

The Kentucky state auditor is also investigating this case.

Due is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 13.

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