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SPY CAMERA NABS PHONE SEX BOBBY; He's caught making kinky calls.

Police chiefs installed a spy camera inside one of their own stations to catch a mystery sex- line caller.

And the operation paid off when it showed an off-duty constable sneaking in to make the kinky calls.

Senior officers knew that something was wrong when they got the phone bill for their station in Armadale, West Lothian.

The charge was hundreds of pounds higher than usual for the part-time station.

And when they scoured the itemised bill for clues, they found dozens of calls to sex lines.

A police insider said last night: "The bill showed that the calls had been made at times when the station is unmanned.

"Quite a few officers have keys to the station, so there was no obvious suspect.

"You can't really bar numbers in a police station because you never know when you might need to ring them as part of an investigation.

"One option was to put the place under observation but that was hard to justify because manpower is tight at the best of times."

Instead, surveillance experts from the Lothian and Borders headquarters in Edinburgh set up a tiny video camera in the office from which the calls were being made.

It's understood a check on the tapes a few days later showed the culprit entering the office late at night, using the phone and committing a sex act.

The source said: "The guy admitted it right away and offered to pay back all the money.

"He was basically given a slap on the wrist.

"I think the worst punishment for him is that everybody in the force knows what happened and is laughing behind his back."

A spokesman for the force confirmed yesterday that the cost of the calls had been repaid and the officer warned about his conduct.

Large organisations are increasingly using video cameras to spy on staff.

In April this year, management at Viasystems in the Borders town of Selkirk set up a camera in the men's toilets following a spate of vandalism.

The camera was disguised as an air-freshener box and one worker was sacked after being caught on film.

But staff were outraged by what they called a "deplorable" decision and asked their union to take action.

In 1995, seven men were sacked from a bonded warehouse in Leith, Edinburgh, after they were caught on a secret camera drinking whisky.

Five of them claimed unfair dismissal but an industrial tribunal rejected their cases.
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Author:Laing, Peter
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Date:Jul 20, 1998
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