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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sex Callers Busted

BUCHAREST () -- Phone calls to sexy chat-lines by employees have run up huge bills for Romania's central bank and broadcast authority, an independent newspaper reported on Thursday.

"Erotic calls punch hole worth millions in budget of state institutions," the Libertatea daily said in a front-page story.

The daily said the calls at the bank had been made by guards on long shifts while regular staff were the culprits at the CNA broadcasting authority.

They were discovered after the state-run telephone company investigated complaints that phone bills had risen in recent months by the equivalent of tens of thousands of dollars.