City of Fort Worth Paying $130,093 for 504 Unused Cell Phones: Audit [NBC]

By Scott Gordon | Published Nov 13, 2018 at 11:25 AM | Updated at 5:28 PM CST on Nov 15, 2018

The city of Fort Worth is paying $130,093 for 504 cell phones and mobile devices it did not use, according to an audit.

A report, by the city’s internal audit department, also found the city paid $28,242 for landline phones at nine locations that “no longer had city facilities or functions.”

The audit found 968 cell phones and mobile devices that were assigned to names like “police police” or “water water” and not specifically to a city employee.

The review faulted the city for not having any written procedures aimed at managing mobile devices.

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