Teenager accused of impersonating a police officer

Matthew Scheidt, 18, is now in police custody and accused of impersonating a police officer.

Just last year Scheidt was accused of impersonating a physician assistant. Scheidt told detectives he went to Osceola Regional Medical Center to get a badge he thought he needed for his job at a doctor’s office across the street, but, through a clerical error, acquired a medical badge and spent several days posing as a medical professional and treating patients. “Their error was putting me in apparently as a physician assistant into their computer, and then I lose my job,” he said.

Scheidt told detectives that he wore scrubs to the hospital, a pager and even a lab coat, which he bought. He admitted to holding two patients’ hands after he said they asked him to. Scheidt told a detective that a doctor asked that he performed CPR on a patient who came in for an overdose.

He was arrested in September 2011 and was subsequently released on bail. In January 2012, Scheidt was arrested for impersonating a police officer and was accidentally released from county jail. He is back in Miami-Dade County Jail as of Friday morning and officials are attempting to determine why Scheidt was released from county jail in the first place.

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