"Fake Doctor" teen arrested again

Malachi Love-Robinsoncharged with fraud and larceny

The teen accused of pretending to be a doctor was arrested on new charges of fraud and larceny.
The teen accused of pretending to be a doctor was arrested on new charges of fraud and larceny.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office late Tuesday night. He faces new charges of fraud and larceny, according to our sister station WPLG in Miami.

Love-Robinson was arrested last month on charges of practicing medicine without a license, forgery and grand theft.

Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies say 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. He wasn't licensed by the Florida Department of Health.

According to a probable cause affidavit, he 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."