Osceola Teen Accused Of Posing As Physician's Assistant Makes Court Appearance

KISSIMMEE, Fla.,None — The Osceola County teenager accused of impersonating a physician's assistant was in court Tuesday, but he still hasn’t been officially charged.

Matthew Scheidt, 17, was arrested Friday for posing as a PA at Osceola Regional Medical Center, where he allegedly conducted exams on patients.

With his mother at his side, Scheidt stood before Judge Donald Myers in Osceola County's juvenile court on Tuesday.

He was released from the home detention he was under all weekend, and is free for now.

Scheidt still faces felony charges for five counts of impersonating a PA.

Detectives said Scheidt talked his way into getting a PA ID card at Osceola Regional Medical Center.

For almost two weeks, he conducted medical exams, even on patients who were naked, detectives said. Detectives said he also handled IVs and performed CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest.

The teenager didn't say a word as he left the courthouse on Tuesday.

“We have no comment at this time. We just appreciate if you respect our family and give us some space right now,” Scheidt’s mother said.