Two postal workers sparked a worldwide data theft alert after stealing a Christmas cake and replacing it with a different package.
The courier workers gobbled the cake down and simply put its address label on a parcel that was supposed to be going to Germany's LBB bank in Frankfurt.
The bank package which contained the personal details of thousands of customers everywhere in the world who were warned their accounts might have been compromised.
But the mystery was finally solved when the computer discs eventually turned up at the home of the family who had been expecting a beautiful Christmas cake.
"What a pair of idiots. They caused an international police operation and terrified a lot of customers just because they felt a bit peckish," said one police source.
"I hope it was a fruitcake, because the two of them are fruitcakes, and I hope the thing sits in their stomach all year."
A postal employee stated, "I hope it comes out in big chunk and give them hemrhoids for the rest of their lives."
Another "I hope it comes out in bigger chunks and splits their asses wide open!"
Another "I hope they both die a lingering death as that thing's orange peeling curl around their intestines!"
Several others said they all wanted them to die a hard death in several colorful descriptions included choking to death on their own puke.
All agreed this was the "giving" season and should be filled with gratitude and forgiveness.