Northern Kentucky University (NKU) officials have released new information about the termination of the school's athletic director. According to a letter from NKU's President Geoffrey Mearns, Eaton admitted toMore >>
According to a letter from NKU's President Geoffrey Mearns, Eaton admitted to having inappropriate, intimate relationships with four NKU employees and a student. More >>
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Highland Heights (FOX19) - Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns announced today that Ken Bothof has been named the school's Director of Athletics, effective Aug. 19, 2013. Bothof comesMore >>
NKU named its new athletic director Wednesday. Ken Bothof comes to NKU from Wisconsin-Green Bay.More >>
A letter that was sent to the university's board of regents was shared with FOX19 on Thursday and details how the misconduct escaped the university's radar for six years.
In the letter, NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns states that third party accountants were called in to dig into the books.
According to the letter, the bulk of the money missing came from the purchase of $262,106 in Kroger gift cards with a university credit card that were then used for personal use.
The accountants also found that Eaton misused another $49,000 by purchasing gift cards at other stores to use for personal use, returning items for store credit, falsifying receipts and using university printing and mailing services to support his activities in the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association.
The accountants concluded that Eaton's fraudulent conduct was not caught earlier because, "he manipulated other employees to gain their trust and then he exploited their misplaced trust. Simply put, Eaton deliberately developed multiple ways to misappropriate University funds."
The university is examining the accountants' recommendations for cultural and structural changes that will prevent future misconduct.
Eaton's attorney, Ben Dusing, spoke to the media Thursday regarding NKU's failure to recognize in the report that Eaton came forward with the information and was cooperating with the investigation.
"He done wrong and he's said he's sorry, period. Now,
moving forward and trying to make it right, he wishes he could write a check
for the full amount and make everybody whole tomorrow; he can't do that," Dusing stated about his client. "So,
what can he do? He can meet with auditors, he can meet with investigators. He
can try and save the university a bunch of money to discover that which he's
willing to walk in and tell them."
School officials say they plan to pursue legal action to get the alleged mishandled funds back, plus damages.
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The coroner released the identity of a woman who was hit and killed by someone driving a van. The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft DriveMore >>
The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft Drive near Blue Lick Road in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-09 21:50:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A business was evacuated due to a gas leak as hazmat crews continue to work to secure the area, according to Louisville Metrosafe. Dispatchers confirmed the business is in theMore >>
Fire crews were able to set up a water line and fog curtain to approach the tank and shut off the valve. The leak was contained at 12:56 p.m.More >>
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police have responded to a fatal car accident early Sunday morning. Around 4:45, the accident was reported in Okolona, at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road. Police aren'tMore >>
Around 4:45 a.m., the accident was reported in Okolona at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road.
Friday, March 7 2014 9:42 PM EST2014-03-08 02:42:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One man is dead after an accident involving three vehicles in south Louisville. According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner RD Jones, Ricky Duncan, 54, was driving a Ford escortMore >>
The Louisville Metro Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.More >>
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