Saturday, February 07, 2015
ABC 20-20 "Family Secrets" tells the story of Matthew Scheidt, who followed the "Catch Me If You Can" script in real life
ABC “20-20” related, in an episode called “Family Secrets”, the story of Matthew Scheidt, who went to prison for impersonating a physician’s assistant and then a police officer in Miami, in a spree that resembles the movie “Catch Me If You Can” with Leonardo Di Caprio. ABC News has a detailed story here.
Scheidt says he pulled off the ruse out of poor self-concept based on his family background. This game him a chance to “be somebody”. He says he learned a lot in his one year in prison.
It’s not clear that any patients were really in jeopardy.
You can watch the full episode here but have to be signed on to your cable provider’s website account.