Man sentenced for treasure cemetery dig in Yellowstone

Wyoming News April 1, 2021

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Man sentenced for treasure cemetery dig in Yellowstone

CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) — A judge in Wyoming has sentenced a man to six months in prison for digging in a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in pursuit of hidden treasure.

U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl also ordered 52-year-old Rodrick Dow Craythorn, of Syracuse, Utah, on Wednesday to serve six months of home detention and two years of probation, and to pay $31,566 in restitution.

Craythorn dug in the Fort Yellowstone cemetery in late 2019 and early 2020.

Craythorn was seeking a treasure chest containing coins, gold and other valuables that Santa Fe, New Mexico, antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn stashed in the Rocky Mountains over a decade ago.

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