22 year old, Johnathan Roth, was charged with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud for filing a false police report to obtain $50,000 from his life insurance policy claiming that his father was missing off of Jones Beach. His father was found unharmed in South Carolina days later. Roth told police that he saw his father walk into the ocean. A complaint later stated that the defendant was fully aware that his father never stepped into the water and witnessed him driving away in his vehicle.
Fraud expert Linda Webb, aka the Fraud Dog says that with today’s social media investigative checks, like Contego Service’s Group’s Swarm Net, it is hard to hide anything, even when you say you are missing or dead. In today’s society, with social media’s help everyone can help track down criminals, fraudsters, and scammers. America can help stop the fraudster. Faking one’s death to claim life insurance money can be lucrative business for the fraudster, but hiding from social media, with everyone’s help we can track down even people who claim to be “lost at sea”.
To report potentially fraudulent activity, contact Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert at 1-855-FRAUD-DOG.