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Raymond Roth case

Raymond Roth, 47, of Massapequa, pleaded not guilty

Raymond Roth, 47, of Massapequa, pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and falsely reporting an incident. (Aug. 15, 2012) Photo Credit: NYS Park Police

Authorities said Raymond Roth staged his own drowning on Jones Beach in July 2012 so his family could collect insurance money. Prosecutors contend his son Jonathan Roth, 22, who called police to report that his father had disappeared in the ocean, was in on the scheme. In March 2013, Nassau police arrested Raymond Roth on new charges that he twice posed as a police officer and ordered women to get into his van.

Police say Raymond Roth is charged with attempted
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Police say Raymond Roth is charged with attempted kidnapping, two counts of first-degree criminal impersonation and one count of attempted burglary. (March 28, 2013)

Nassau police arrested Raymond Roth, the Massapequa man
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Nassau police arrested Raymond Roth, the Massapequa man who faked his own drowning at Jones Beach last summer, on new charges that he twice posed as a police officer and ordered women to get into his van. (March 27, 2013)

Raymond Roth leaves Nassau County District Court after
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Raymond Roth leaves Nassau County District Court after making bail. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Raymond Roth, 47, of Massapequa, pleaded not guilty
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Raymond Roth, 47, of Massapequa, pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and falsely reporting an incident. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Jonathan Roth, 23, is now scheduled to appear
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Jonathan Roth, 23, is now scheduled to appear Sept. 20 in Nassau County Court in Mineola. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Jonathan Roth, with his girlfriend, Kristi Mayleas, appears
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Jonathan Roth, with his girlfriend, Kristi Mayleas, appears at the Nassau District Court in Mineola. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Kristi Mayleas, girlfriend of Jonathan Roth, speaks to
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Kristi Mayleas, girlfriend of Jonathan Roth, speaks to reporters outside Nassau District Court in Hempstead. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Jonathan Roth is escorted out of Nassau police
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Jonathan Roth is escorted out of Nassau police headquarters in Mineola. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Raymond Roth's photo on his LinkedIn profile. Police
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Raymond Roth's photo on his LinkedIn profile. Police say Roth was reported missing and feared drowned off Jones Beach but was pulled over in South Carolina days later for speeding on Interstate 95.

Evana Roth says her husband's belongings were found
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Evana Roth says her husband's belongings were found on the beach where the family believed he had entered the water and drowned. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Evana Roth speaks at her attorney's office in
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Evana Roth speaks at her attorney's office in Carle Place about her husband, Raymond Roth, who was feared drowned but turned up days later in Florida. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Evana Roth said outside her Massapequa home early
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Evana Roth said outside her Massapequa home early Friday morning that she had not slept in three days. The events surrounding her husband's disappearance “changed my life in a day,” she said. Her husband, Raymond Roth, was feared drowned but showed up days later in Florida. (Aug. 3, 2012)

State park police detectives and Nassau police officers
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State park police detectives and Nassau police officers take a computer and monitor, as well as a safe from the Roth home. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Capt. Bruce Marx of the state park police
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Capt. Bruce Marx of the state park police speaks to reporters about Raymond Roth's disappearance. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Friends and family members wait on the shoreline
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Friends and family members wait on the shoreline as police search for Raymond Roth, who was reported missing by his son, Jonathan Roth, at Jones Beach. (July 28, 2012)

Police search for Raymond Roth, who was reported
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Police search for Raymond Roth, who was reported missing at Jones Beach State Park. Police say Roth is alive and was pulled over for speeding in South Carolina several days after he disappeared from Long Island. (July 28, 2012)

Nassau police and Coast Guard units search for
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Nassau police and Coast Guard units search for Raymond Roth, who was feared drowned in the waters off Jones Beach. (July 28, 2012)

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