Teen Impersonated Physician's Assistant

Tue, 09/06/2011 - 7:04am
WESH - Orlando, FL

An Osceola County juvenile who faces charges of impersonating a physician's assistant will make his first appearance. Authorities with the Kissimmee Police Department arrested Matthew Scheidt, 17, on Friday. They said he was charged with five counts of impersonating a physician's assistant at Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Investigators said hospital officials became concerned when Scheidt continually requested access to restricted areas of the hospital. He had previously been able to request a hospital ID badge after claiming he had changed physician offices.Police also said Scheidt told a charge nurse at the hospital that he was a student and was assisting a doctor in his office and the operating room.

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