Moving survey monuments could carry some penalties
Willfully displacing or destroying a survey monument might seem like a way to (unethically) gain some property.
It would be an illegal one.
In Pennsylvania, meddling with a monument to “call into question a boundary line” is a misdemeanor of the second degree.
Other examples of misdemeanors of the second degree include: bigamy, a second offense of retail theft — value under $150, strangulation (not in a domestic situation), resisting arrest, recklessly endangering another person, and institutional vandalism — up to $5,000.
Such crimes carry maximum possible terms of two years in prison and fines of up to $5,000.