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TECH: Wanna Report City Government Fraud And Waste? Now There’s An App For That!

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PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL: Philadelphians who spot fraud or waste will now be able to report it directly to the city controller’s fraud unit, using a new free smart phone app unveiled Tuesday. Called “Philly WatchDog” the app is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and can be downloaded from the App store or through iTunes, said City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who called it the first app of its kind in the nation. MORE

NEWSWORKS: Brian Dries of the Controller’s office gave examples of abuse people could capture with the app. “You might have a city worker that a neighbor or a citizen in a city vehicle in a certain spot taking a nap on a regular basis,” said Dries. The app is free and city officials say they will make it available to other municipalities. MORE

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