Florida teen accused of posing as doctor arrested -- again
Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, back in jail
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A West Palm Beach teenager accused of posing as a doctor has been arrested again.
Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office late Tuesday night and appeared before a judge Wednesday morning.
Love-Robinson was arrested last month on a charge of practicing medicine without a license.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Love-Robinson operated the New Birth New Life Medical Center & Urgent Care office at 4700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 303. The website listed Love-Robinson as a doctor, even though he wasn't licensed by the Florida Department of Health.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Love-Robinson treated an undercover deputy at his office while wearing a white physician's coat and a stethoscope around his neck. The deputy wrote in her report that Love-Robinson took her blood pressure and gave her a physical examination, telling her that her "lungs were clear" and her "heart sounded strong."
In a newly obtained Florida Department of Health investigative report, Love-Robinson claimed to hold degrees from Arizona State University and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, both in Tempe, Arizona, but the school registrars found no records of Love-Robinson's enrollment at either institution.
The report said that Love-Robinson claimed to be a doctor of homeopathic medicine.
Love-Robinson told ABC News in a recent interview that he was a doctor, but not a medical doctor.
"I do currently hold a Ph.D.," he said. "In what, I don't feel comfortable disclosing."
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office later said that Love-Robinson faced additional charges after he treated an 86-year-old woman at her home, called an ambulance for her and stole her checks while he she was at a hospital.
Love-Robinson attorney argued in court Wednesday that the new grand theft and fraud charges are related to the previous investigation, and the judge agreed. The judge ordered that Love-Robinson be released, provided that he not practice medicine, undergo a mental health evaluation and have no contact with the alleged victim.
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