CLEVELAND -- Someone is now on the job looking for problems and abuse involving Cleveland firefighters and paramedics getting payments they don't deserve.
The newly created Office of Integrity Control, Compliance and Employee Accountability will monitor and oversee payroll issues involving the Fire Department and EMS.
It's the result of a scandal where firefighters traded shifts without repaying and were off the job for long periods of time.
Prosecutor Tim McGinty is still reviewing possible criminal charges in the case.
Former Cleveland Police Lieutenant James Votypka will manage the unit that's responsible for random and unanounced inspections, monitoring payroll records and documents. He will make recommendations for corrective actions and discipline.
Criminal conduct will be referred to police.
The unit will include a fulltime auditor, report to the Safety Director and be based at Fire Headquarters.
Two more civilian investigators have also been hired for the Office of Professional Standards in the Police Department to dispel problems and trust issues of police investigating police.