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    17-year-old Matthew Scheidt impersonates physicians' assistant; examines patients

    BY Nina Mandell
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 10:34 AM


    Kissimmee Police Department
    Matthew Scheidt was taken to a juvenile detention center after he allegedly impersonated a hospital worker.


    A Florida teenager was arrested after cops say he posed as a physician's assistant – and even performed CPR on a patient.
    Matthew Scheidt, 17, fooled officials at the Osceola Regional Medical Center into thinking he was a hospital worker, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
    The faker was taken into custody Friday and charged with five counts of impersonating a physician's assistant, the newspaper said.
    It was not immediately clear if anyone had been injured as a result of the fraud.

    "He was able to go hands on with a couple of patients," Stacie Miller, the public information officer for the Kissimmee Police Department told Reuters.
    "There was one report where he did a physical examination on some disrobed male patients."

    Scheidt knew the hospital after he worked part time as a billing clerk at a local doctor's office, according to Reuters.
    He received access to the hospital using his own name – and then continued to gain more access.
    First, he told emergency room personnel that he was a 23-year-old student from Nova University who was there to shadow physicians' assistants. With the faked creds, he helped review patient information and attended consultations.
    The young impersonator raised red flags when he began asking for more access to the hospital.
    The hospital had no comment – but some lawyers are already wetting their chops over the case.

    "They're going to have real problems if somebody got hurt as a result of this kid," John Morgan, a personal injury attorney told the Orlando Sentinel.
    "There's being duped and there's being stupid…If this is their level of competence, God help anybody who goes there for other matters."

    17-year-old Matthew Scheidt impersonates physicians' assistant; examines patients

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    "He was able to go hands on with a couple of patients," Stacie Miller, the public information officer for the Kissimmee Police Department told Reuters. "There was one report where he did a physical examination on some disrobed male patients." Well, well, well.... I guess performing CPR really wasn't what he was there for. I sense some lawsuits from patients in 3,2,1...
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