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Yost lauches app to report government waste, fraud in Ohio
Says the app will eliminate delays
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has launched a new iPhone app intended to fight fraud by government agencies.

LISTEN: Yost on how it works

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“If you notice the county pickup truck at the bar, you’ve got to write down the license plate then when you get home, you have to remember to email or call somebody. What we want to do, taking a page right out the news and all of the stories that have come out over the last 8 or 10 years with mobile technology capturing misconduct or news events right there on a mobile device.”

Once an iphone user downloads the app, they can provide the information immediately, along with a photo or video. Yost says it cost roughly $200 for the state to come up with this new phone app.

 

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