Jonathan Roth pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud, conspiracy and falsely reporting an incident on Tuesday. A judge set bail at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash.
The 47-year-old is suspected of concocting an elaborate scheme to fake his own death with the help of his 22-year-old son, Jonathan Roth, who is already behind bars and charged with insurance fraud.
Jonathan Roth pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud, conspiracy and falsely reporting an incident charges on Tuesday.
Raymond Roth was first reported missing on July 28 by his 22-year-old son who told police his 47-year-old dad went for a swim beyond the lifeguard zone and never came back.
At a news conference Friday, Evana Roth said she was planning her husband Raymond Roth’s funeral when she stumbled across a suspicious chain of emails between Roth and his son, allegedly detailing plans for Roth to fake his own death and disappear.
Raymond Roth, 47, had been missing since the weekend. His family told authorities they last saw Roth go into the ocean at Jones Beach around 3:30 p.m. Saturday near Field 6.
Park police began the day acknowledging its a recovery effort, and said their search by air, sea and beach patrols will continue.
A Massapequa man is missing after going for a swim at Jones Beach. Raymond Roth went into the ocean on Saturday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. near Field 6, his family said. The area was not protected by lifeguards.
Lifeguards gathered at Jones Beach on Tuesday looking for recognition in the form of a raise, which they haven’t received in 10 years.
Robert Villaviciencio told a group of teens at Jones Beach he was an off-duty police officer and demanded a 14-year-old girl come with him because the group was smoking and drinking beer, prosecutors said.
Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper seemed a little out of place at Nikon at Jones Beach at their concert Wednesday night: it was a beautiful evening, with the sun setting behind the amphitheater.
Thursday was a gorgeous day for a bike ride, but Long Islanders know that they can’t ride the bike to the beach, as the state-run bike trails stop short. But that will soon change.
On Thursday, it will be very hot and humid with a high near the record of 97, last reached in 1988, according to AccuWeather. RealFeel temperatures are expected to be between 100 and 105 on Thursday.
The New York State Police have called in extra security for Saturday night’s Drake concert at the Jones Beach Theater.
Nassau County Police said they don’t know why the sport boat caught fire around 5:30 p.m.