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According to an article on Nbcmiami.com, a 17-year-old male posed as a P.A. for over a week before getting caught as a scam. The 17-year-old, Matthew Scheidt, acquired a hospital ID badge by lying and claiming that “he worked as a P.A. for a surgical group that had just changed its name.” Scheidt took on the responsibilities of a P.A. including, “reading records, conducting physical exams and cleaning and dressing wounds.” The most surprising part of this scam is that each patient that Scheidt helped was treated properly and left the hospital with the right medical care. Something like this still obviously could’ve put the lives of any patient in danger, so thankfully the teenager was caught. Scheidt was charged with five counts for impersonation.
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