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50K in bonds found in Christmas tree box

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Anthony Garafalo said he didn't open the box until he thought his son was old enough to appreciate Christmas. (Source: Central Florida News 13/CNN) Anthony Garafalo said he didn't open the box until he thought his son was old enough to appreciate Christmas. (Source: Central Florida News 13/CNN)

BITHLO, FL (Central Florida News 13/CNN) - A central Florida man made quite a discovery inside an old Christmas tree box that was filled with $50,000 in bonds.

Anthony Garafalo, a single father, found the tree a few years ago while looking for scrap metal to sell.

"I happened to see a Christmas tree in a box, said Christmas tree, and so it was all taped up and sealed. So I figured well, he was only 1 month old at the time, this is three years ago and I figured, I would just save the tree until he could appreciate Christmas," Garafalo said.

Garafalo said it was an exciting find, but he "has no right to that."

He is trying to track down the rightful owner. Donald Tran owns the bonds, and his beneficiary is Theodore Tran.

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