12 Years in prison for looking for treasures in the cemetery in Yellowstone

12 years in prison for looking for treasures in the cemetery in Yellowstone

According to the Vyoming District Prosecutor’s Office, Rodrick Dow Creitorn (Rodrick Dow Craythorn), which lives in Syracuse, Utah, acknowledged himself guilty of charges in "excavation or illicit trafficking of archaeological resources, as well as in damage or looting the ownership of the United States".

Rodrick Dow Creythorn (Rodrick Dow Craythorn)

In the period from October 2019 to May 2020, a 52-year-old man, apparently engaged in excavations of the Fort Yellowstone cemetery (Fort Yellowstone Cemetery) in search of the Treasure of Forrest Fenna (Forrest Fen) in an estimated amount of about 2 million dollars.

12 years in prison for looking for treasures in the cemetery in Yellowstone

Forrest Fenn himself was an art dealer and a writer from New Mexico. And he also loved spending time outdoors. The collector buried the bronze chest filled with gold and precious stones, somewhere in the Rocky Mountains about 10 years ago, and since then the dream will take possess the treasures of the eyes of many treasures. Fenn left a tip about the location of the treasure in the poem, which was part of his memoirs "Azart Chase" (The Thrill of the Chase).

Treasure map in Yellowstone

12 Years in prison for looking for treasures in the cemetery in Yellowstone

Tens of people, at least five of which even died in search of. In June 2020, in his blog, Fenn confirmed that the treasure chest was found by a resident of Michigan Jack Stuef (Jack Stuef). The collector died in September last year at the age of 90.

So, unfortunately for the accused Rodrick Krestorna, all of his excavations did not pay off. He faces 12 years in prison and a fine to 270,000 dollars.

"Fenna’s treasure hunting mainly passed quite harmlessly, but in this case she led to the application of significant damage to important state resources," said the US Prosecutor’s statement Brand Klaassen (Mark Klaassen).

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