Thieves Hack French President's Bank Acct.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, puts his hand to his head at a round table meeting during an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008. Efforts to calm the impact of the global financial crisis will top the agenda at a two-day EU leaders summit along with talks on how the 27-nation bloc can keep on track ambitious promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. (AP Photo/Gerard Cerles, Pool)
AP Photo/Gerard Cerles
The French Cabinet's spokesman says "swindlers" have broken into the personal bank account of President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Spokesman Luc Chatel told France's Radio-J an investigation is under way and insists the incident "proves that this system of checking (bank accounts) via the Internet isn't infallible." He did not elaborate.

Weekly Journal du Dimanche reported Sunday that thieves seized Sarkozy's bank account information and swiped small sums of money.

The newspaper said Sarkozy reported the theft last month and that those responsible haven't been found.

The report cited an unnamed official close to the investigation for its information.

The press service for Sarkozy's office declined comment.