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UPDATE: 'Missing Swimmer' Re-Arrested in Long Beach

Massapequa's Raymond Roth charged with violating order of protection.

The Massapequa man accused of faking his own death was arrested for the second time in less than 24 hours early Thursday morning in Long Beach, Nassau County police said.

Raymond Roth allegedly violated the order of protection taken out against him by his wife Evana.

He had been released on $100,000 bail on Wednesday after being charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy and making a false report after he turned up alive a few days after his son reported him missing at Jones Beach. Prosecutors say Roth and his son were trying to cash in on life insurance.

But Roth allegedly called his wife in violation of the order and she notified police. He did not make threats to his wife, during the call, cops said.

Police responded to a home in Long Beach, where Roth had been staying, and arrested him at 12:50 a.m.

Roth was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree. He was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday and ordered held on $10,000 bail.

Evana Roth held a press conference Thursday and said she received the first call at 7:30 p.m.

“It was a number I didn’t recognize. He said 'Hello Evana'. I hung up," she said.

"There were two more calls. He said, 'We have to talk-- the house. we need to discuss what needs to be done.'”

Mrs. Roth said she believed that the calls are "his way of intimidating." 

Her lawyer, Lennard Leeds, said that there is a new order of protection out against Roth.

"Mr. Roth is to stay away from Mrs. Roth, not contact her, not email her," Leeds said.

Evana Roth she was was feeling "uneasy" after receiving the calls. "I don’t know why he’s out. I’m afraid of him," she said. "Just hearing his voice was enough to put me on edge."

This story was updated at 3:48 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Charlie Cheswick August 16, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I heard he was actually arrested for taking a DecoBike out of city limits...
Matthew Hogan August 16, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Folks, The original article stated that Roth was arrested on Commonwealth Avenue in Long Beach -- that was my error. The Nassau County Police Department did not release where Roth was specifically arrested in Long Beach. -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor
Brendan August 16, 2012 at 03:33 PM
I don't think riding a bike too far has ever been something this guy has been accused of.
Misty August 16, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Maybe he called his wife to see if she wanted to go to the beach today.
anonymous August 17, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Misty...that was a good one.
Leonard Bauman August 17, 2012 at 01:36 AM
This guy is a piece of rotten cake. Lock him up on the Superblock and throw away the key.
LB TAXPAYA August 17, 2012 at 09:16 AM
Typical
Pete August 17, 2012 at 02:53 PM
He came to LB for a swim.
long beach resident August 18, 2012 at 02:15 PM
omg headline news come on people who gives a sh&%^&* theres people getting killed for us lets talk about them not this fat piece o sh*%$&%&

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