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Diver Jailed for Plundering Historical Shipwreck Cannons
By Joseph Tepper, May 2, 2016 @ 06:38 PM (EST)
Source: The Telegraph

That “take pictures, leave bubbles” philosophy you probably learned during your dive training is no joke. Just ask a British diver who received a two-year jail sentence after plundering historical shipwreck cannons by lying about their collection location.

Vincent Woolsgrove, 49, lied to authorities by claiming his $50,000 in extremely rare Dutch bronze armada cannons were found in international waters. In reality, he collected them just off of southeast England. Unfortunately, the historic items are considered lost to the country as they were sold to private collectors for top dollar.

Ironically, had he reported them correctly, Woolsgrove would have been entitled to a substantial salvage reward likely more significant than what he earned by selling the cannons.

The full story is reported by The Telegraph.




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