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Man who faked his death arrested for impersonating a cop, attempted kidnapping

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Raymond Roth, the man who admitted to faking his own death in a life insurance scam, faces new charges after he tried to force a woman into his vehicle while telling her that he was a police officer.

According to police, last Thursday Roth drove up to a 38-year-old woman walking near Church and Main St. in Freeport and demanded that she get into his white minivan.

She continued walking as he yelled at her, and identified himself as a police officer.  The woman ran into a PLS Check Cashing location at 10 E. Sunrise Highway asking for help, and employees allowed her behind the security door.

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Last July, prosecutors say Roth and his son conspired to fake his death in order to collect on a $400,000 life insurance claim. Roth’s son told police that his father went swimming at Jones Beach and never made it back to the beach.

Roth, dressed in a black trench coat, entered after her and told employees he was a cop, demanding to be allowed behind the security door.

The person at the window refused, and called police instead.

Roth was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation, attempted kidnapping and attempted burglary.  He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Last July, prosecutors say Roth and his son conspired to fake his death in order to collect on a $400,000 life insurance claim.  Roth’s son told police that his father went swimming at Jones Beach and never made it back to the beach.

Roth later turned up in Florida and South Carolina.