Duluth escapees caught at Burnsville hotel

Two escaped inmates from the federal prison camp in Duluth, including a former Eagan man, were arrested by federal marshals early Friday at the Hampton Inn in Burnsville.

Gerald James Greenfield, formerly of Bloomington, and Michael Krzyzaniak, aka Michael Joseph Crosby, formerly of Eagan, were arrested shortly after 1 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Service announced.

The arrest was at the Hampton Inn at Interstate 35W and County Road 42, according to booking information at the Ramsey County Jail, where the escapees were taken.

The Marshals Service said it got “tip information” that led to the hotel where the two men were staying. They were arrested without incident.

The two escaped on March 30 from the low-security prison camp, where, according to the Star Tribune, both are serving time for multimillion-dollar fraud schemes.

Krzyzaniak, 64, was serving a 12-year term for a $26 million investment scheme that targeted the rich, the paper reported. Greenfield was serving four years for assisting a mortgage scam with the developer of the Sexton Lofts in downtown Minneapolis, the Star Tribune reported.

The investigation and arrests were carried out by the U.S. Marshals Service Northstar Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from Burnsville police.

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