Thursday, August 16, 2012

Raymond Roth Arrested after trying to Fake his own Death to collect life insurance with his son'

A man suspected of faking his own drowning as part of a scheme to collect on his life insurance policy has been arrested at the hospital where he was receiving psychiatric treatment.

Raymond Roth, 47, is accused of wasting police manpower after his son reported that he had drifted out to sea and died while swimming near his home in Long Island, New York on July 28.

Officers combed the water near the beach during a massive rescue effort but, days later and 730 miles away from home, Roth was stopped by police for speeding in South Carolina.

Roth arrived at state park police headquarters in handcuffs on Wednesday wearing a blue polo shirt and white trousers.

He will be arraigned in a Long Island courtroom on charges of insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and falsely reporting an incident. Roth will plead not guilty, attorney Brian Davis said. Read More