FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – An attorney says an unemployed New York man suspected of faking his own death by drowning in a scheme to collect on a life insurance policy has been hospitalized.
Attorney Brian Davis said Raymond Roth of Massapequa is receiving psychiatric treatment at an undisclosed Long Island hospital.
The 47-year-old was reported missing by his son on July 28 at Jones Beach. The son, 22-year-old Jonathan Roth, has been arrested on conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and other charges.
Davis said Raymond Roth is expected to face similar charges. It was not known when he might be released.
Days after his alleged disappearance, Raymond Roth was given a speeding ticket in South Carolina. His attorney said Roth was taken to a hospital by his family late last week.