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'Missing' Swimmer's Son Arrested

Jonathan Roth taken into custody Monday afternoon.

The son of the Massapequa resident who was reported missing at Jones Beach and later turned up alive, has been arrested, Parks Police said.

Jon Roth, 22, was arrested Monday afternoon at about 4 p.m. according to New York State Parks Police Capt. Bruce Marx.

Roth, who was being transferred from a Parks police facility in Babylon to the Nassau County's District Attorney's office, has been charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, and falsely reporting an incident, according to a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney.

He will be arraigned Tuesday.

Roth Raymond Roth missing on July 28th, setting off a massive search by authorities. On Wednesday, it was learned that he was alive and had been stopped by police in South Carolina.

On Friday the missing in which she said Jon Roth, her stepson, had exchanged emails with his father the day before he vanished. The emails indicated that her husband was planning his disappearance.

to two reporters that he had seen the emails.

Evana Roth's lawyer, Lennard Leeds,  said the charges "vindicate" his client. This appears to be a scheme and conspiracy between her husband and stepson," he said. " We look forward to seeing the charges prosecuted in court.” 

Also Monday, Evana Roth obtained an and plans to file for divorce, her lawyer said.

Raymond Roth hasn't been seen in several days and Marx couldn't immediately confirm a report by WABC TV/Ch. 7 that he checked himself into a mental health facility.

The police Captain said the investigation into Raymond Roth's actions is continuing.

Diana Hibbard LoCascio August 06, 2012 at 10:45 PM
It is about time. What they did to the Park Service and to his wife is a crime. Just glad they were so sloppy and so easily figured out.
Occam's Hammer August 07, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Wife turned on him pretty quickly.
CHRISTOPHER HELGY August 07, 2012 at 12:59 AM
probally going to get worse with the scams people need money god bless
Diana Hibbard LoCascio August 07, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Wouldn't you in her shoes? Did you read what was in the emails and how he talked about her?


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