The city of Bryan has a new tool to keep an eye on its employees.
A fraud hotline has been created for employees and citizens to anonymously report suspicious or illegal activity by city employees.
Examples of such activity include using city equipment for personal use or misusing city funds. Bryan's internal auditor, Bob Schultz, says it will help preserve the trust placed in city government and protect taxpayers.
"What we're hoping to do with this mechanism is use it to identify fraud when it's first starting out before it gets to be a major thing. Make it to where we can nip it in the early stage," said Schultz.
The fraud hotline will be activated on January 9. The number is 209- 5465.