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Polk County Christmas tree farm vanishes amid reports of selling dead, spray painted trees

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 12:47:54-05

Polk County families will be celebrating the holidays without a Christmas tree after they say they were duped into buying a dead tree.

A handful of tree-buyers have posted photos and video showing their pine tree needles falling off, and green paint all over their hands after moving their tree into the house.

But when the customers went to complain, the tree farm had mysteriously vanished.

The suspicious tree farm used to be set up on Recker Highway in Winter Haven, next to Sonny's BBQ.

Other customers say they have shopped at the same tree farm for years, but the last few years the trees have been disastrous. 

Not only were families out a Christmas tree this year, but lost $80 they paid to buy to the dead tree.

Are you a victim of this Christmas tree farm's tricks? Contact Andrea Lyon on Twitter