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Man charged with impersonating psychiatrist in Near North Side clinic

A 36-year-old man has been charged in federal court for impersonating a psychiatrist and prescribing medications to dozens of patients on the Near North Side.

Scott C. Redman, formerly of Hammond, Ind., was charged with “intentionally using a fictitious registration number in the name of another person to distribute and dispense a controlled substance,” which is punishable by up to four years in prison, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Redman used the identity of an Illinois physician to prescribe 71 prescriptions to 44 individuals from Dec. 10, 2015 to Jan. 30. The real physician is a resident at a different Illinois medical facility, according to the statement.

Redman prescribed a 9-year-old with a 30-day supply of Vyvanse, which treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He also prescribed Adderall, Clonazepam and Zolpidem Tartrate, according to the statement.

A profile of Redman on the clinic’s website showed the name of the real physician with Redman’s picture and fake biographical and educational information, according to the statement.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Feb. 16.