Authorities say a man who told police that he was an attorney for two cast members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality show falsely represented himself as a lawyer.

Chris and Jacqueline Laurita (Steve Mack, Getty Images)

The Record reports 53-year-old Mark McGuire of Franklin Lakes was arrested last week and charged with unauthorized practice of law.

Authorities say McGuire spent more than 45 minutes with Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita as they were interviewed by police in April after an altercation at a clothing boutique in Ridgewood. But as detectives continued their investigation, they discovered McGuire had falsely represented himself.

McGuire was released on his own recognizance. A telephone number for him could not be located Wednesday.

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