Raymond Roth, man who faked drowning at Jones Beach in 2012, faces new charges in Freeport

Raymond Roth is now being tried on charges of impersonating a police officer, and attempting to kidnap a woman walking down the street in Freeport. (3/6/14)

FREEPORT - The Massapequa man who faked his own drowning to collect life insurance money is facing a judge today in connection to another crime.

Raymond Roth is now being tried on charges of impersonating a police officer, and attempting to kidnap a woman walking down the street in Freeport.

Roth's lawyer says his client has been on more than a dozen different medications, mostly for bi-polar disorder.

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He pleaded guilty to the phony drowning at Jones Beach in 2012.

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