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COVINGTON, Ky. – The Covington City Commission appointed a new finance director Tuesday, four months after former director Robert Due was ousted from the position and arrested on theft charges.

Lisa A. Goetz, who previously worked as comptroller at a Covington legal services corporation, will take on the finance director position.

Covington received more than 100 applications for the job. An interview committee consisting of representatives of the city's recently appointed "Task Force to Restore Public Confidence" interviewed more than a dozen candidates.

"Goetz stood out due to her experience in government accounting and public auditing, which is crucial to establishing and maintaining sufficient internal controls and checks and balances for the city's financial operations," city officials said in a release. "The interview committee unanimously and enthusiastically recommended her appointment."

Former director Due is accused of stealing $700,000 from the city. He pleaded not guilty recently to 15 counts against him.

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

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

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