Wife Discovers Husband Faked Death for Insurance Money – Would You Stay Married?
Imagine hearing that your husband is missing at sea and authorities spend days searching for him – dead or alive. And then imagine discovering incriminating evidence that your husband might have faked his death. For one Long Island wife, this is the reality she is dealing with.
Raymond Roth allegedly conspired with his son to fake his death in order to receive more than $400,000 in life insurance payments after recently being fired from his job. Roth’s wife, who was not aware of this plan, only found out about this twisted plot when she discovered emails on the family computer between the father and son just two days after her husband disappeared off Jones Beach in New York on July 28th. Roth wrote to his son on July 27th, “There needs to be a way to find out how things are going. Call me Sunday night at 8pm at the resort.”
And then proof. Roth was pulled over for a speeding violation while driving in South Carolina days after he was reported missing. He and his 22-year-old son have both been separately charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy, and filing a false report.
Understandably, Ms. Roth has filed for divorce from her husband and asked for an order of protection from both him and her stepson. And I don’t blame her. The agony that poor woman has already gone through, and honestly, still has to face with the court proceedings, media coverage, and ultimately dealing with her husband face-to-face. According to the New York Times, Ms. Roth has had limited correspondence from her husband except for some phone calls and text messages. One message from him actually asks her to “be nice” as she was headed to a news conference.
Can you imagine? I wouldn’t want anything to do with a husband that would put me through that – but then again, maybe I’m not being nice. What do you think? Would you stay married to a man that planned a scam like this?