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New York man accused of sneaking into jail

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A New York-area man was caught impersonating a corrections officer Friday after spending at least a week at both Rikers Island and the Manhattan Detention Center, New York Magazine said.

Matthew Matagrano, 36, is a registered sex offender who has spent time in prison, himself, NBC News said.

The New York Post said Matagrano brought attention on himself after moving inmates to different cells, according to New York Magazine, however he wasn't caught until he claimed to be a Department of Corrections investigator at a Bronx courthouse.

Matagrano has a history of impersonating different professions, having pleaded guilty in 2004 for posing as a Board of Education member so he could gain access to students' records, NBC News said.

He was charged with burglary, possession of forged instruments, larceny and promoting prison contraband, NBC News said.

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