Americans were so distracted by that other IRS scandal that they almost missed out on this one: an inspector general’s report released June 20 found that IRS employees used credit cards to make some dubious purchases. While the expert accountants at the IRS have a catch-all category called “team-building supplies” that apparently covers just about anything, charging wine, romance novels and online pornography really seems to abuse the concept.

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They couldn’t store them in that EPA warehouse; there’s no room after storing all those unused pianos, TVs and refrigerators.

According to the Washington Examiner, the two employees whose cards were used to buy porn both claimed their cards were stolen, but only after the audit uncovered the purchases.

The IRS blames a “lack of oversight” for the errant purchases, most of which are below $3,000 and escape extra scrutiny as federal “micro-purchases.”