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Fake Drowning Con Convicted of Criminal Impersonation

Fake Drowning Con Convicted of Criminal Impersonation

Mineola - (WALK) The Massapequa man convicted of faking his death at Jones Beach in an insurance scheme is also guilty of pretending to be a cop and attempting to kidnap a woman in Freeport.

Raymond Roth, 49 (photo), was found guilty on charges related to impersonated a police officer and attempted to coerce a woman into getting into his van in Freeport last year.  The woman resisted and sought safety at a local business where she is employed.

The formal charges against Roth were: two counts of criminal impersonation, attempted unlawful imprisonment, and attempted burglary.  He was acquitted of kidnapping and coercion charges, but reportedly faces four years in prison when sentenced.

Roth's son, Jonathan, 23, was sentenced to a year in jail this week for his role in the Jones Beach Drowning conspiracy with his dad in July of 2012. Raymond Roth also faces a sentence of up to four years for his role in the insurance fraud case.

Photo: Nassau DA


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