Report: Fake physician assistant, cop impersonator denied bond

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla.,None — A teenager accused of impersonating a physician assistant and a Miami Beach police officer was denied bond on Sunday, officials said.

Matthew Scheidt is scheduled to be back in court on Tuesday on charges of impersonating a hospital worker at Osceola Regional Medical Center.

According to an arrest report, Scheidt treated patients and had different hospital ID badges.

He was extradited from Miami-Dade County to Osceola County at about 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain said.

The judge in the physician assistant case revoked 18-year-old Scheidt’s bond because he was arrested for impersonating a police officer in Miami Beach in January, according to jail records.

Scheidt faces charges of grand theft in Osceola County because detectives claim he stole a sheriff’s office radio while he was a member of the agency’s Explorer Program from 2007 to 2010. The radio was found in the car he was driving when Scheidt was arrested in South Florida, records show.

Police said they also found a loaded gun, a Taser, a badge and an ID in the car.

Officials said Scheidt pulled up next to a police officer and told him to buckle his seat belt.

Later, the officer radioed for back up and Scheidt was arrested.

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