Son of missing swimmer arrested, charged with fraud

CARLE PLACE - Jonathan Roth, the 22-year-old son of "missing boater" Raymond Roth, has been arrested in connection with his father's disappearance.

Raymond Roth, 47, was reported missing by his son on July 28 after swimming off Jones Beach Field 6. A massive search effort was launched to find him.

Raymond Roth was found days later after being pulled over by police for allegedly speeding down Interstate 95 in South Carolina.

Jonathan Roth is charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report.

Meanwhile, Evana Roth, the wife of Raymond Roth, filed today for an order of protection against her husband and said she would be divorcing him.

Evana Roth also says that her husband tripled his life insurance policy and emptied out the couple's bank accounts prior to his disappearance.

Swimmer's wife: Husband staged his death, stepson was in on itMissing Jones Beach swimmer found alive, possibly faked death

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say John Tyler Armstrong was speeding and 1 East Hampton town trustee accused of drunken driving
An annual telethon is being held on Sunday 2 Annual telethon pays tribute to murdered student Max Kolb
Police believe the serial knifepoint robber who has 3 Police: Serial knifepoint robber strikes in Ronkonkoma
The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Sunday 4 2 firefighters among 3 injured in Central Islip house fire
The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj stands at 5 Journalists honor 1st Amendment as Trump hosts rally

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.