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This after she broke up with him and failed to fully reimburse him, the 20-year-old German woman told Bild newspaper.
Her ex-boyfriend is demanding that she return the 4,379 euros ($5,865) he gave her to pay for her breast enlargement surgery in 2009 or he'll call the police and get the repossessors involved, Bild reported.
"It's true that Carsten signed a loan agreement shortly before the operation," the woman named only as Anastasia is quoted saying. "The condition was that I wouldn't have to pay him back if I stayed with him for a year."
But the pair split shortly after she underwent the plastic surgery.
The woman said she had transferred 3,000 euros into her ex-boyfriend's account last week.