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May 2, 2013

Step Back in Time: May 2, 2013


“After seeing the bill, I remembered a story I had just read in the newspaper about some young child dialing numbers on his family’s phone and running up a large bill. All sorts of possibilities ran through my mind,” Mrs. Ruling said.

“Someone commented that I must have been betting at every track in the United States to build up a bill like that. If it were mine, I might have to take up betting to pay it off.”

The local office of the telephone company told The Star last night that the technicians had located and repaired a mistake in the wiring to the toll call recording equipment.

It seems the long distance calls of another subscriber had been accidentally channeled into the Rulings’ account in a billing device at the Oneonta office.

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