- On December 24, 18,000 cakes were heisted from a landfill in Kragujevac in Serbia and later resold on the black market, BBC News reports.
- The heart-shaped desserts were discarded at the landfill after the owner of the cakes determined they were spoiled.
- Surveillance cameras show that thousands of the fruit cakes were later removed from the landfill in trucks. They then resurfaced for sale, and a watchdog group took photographic evidence and alerted people not to purchase them.
Official documents from the city’s waste management company, Cistoca, state that the cakes were destroyed at the landfill. Some employees from the landfill were reportedly suspended following the alleged misstep.
The mayor of the town pointed fingers at an “organized group” for stealing the treats. The mayor has decided to investigate the situation further and has formed a commission to delve deeper into the stolen goods.