Friends and family know this 19-year old as Malachi Love-Robinson, but the rest of the world knows him as the infamous fake doctor teen.
Earlier in 2016, Love-Robinson was charged with practicing medicine without a medical license, says KTLA 5. This time, he has been arrested, now in Virginia at a local car dealership.
What The World Knows About “Doctor Love”
Love-Robinson, who called himself “Doctor Love,” had posed as a medical doctor in Florida.
Florida authorities had arrested him on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license in February 2016, says ABC News. He had his medical clinic, and an officer investigating the case visited as a prospective patient.
The officer, according to KTLA 5 News, was examined by Dr. Love and then given medical advice. This was when the teen was arrested. The website that once ran Dr. Love’s practice has listed the teenager as its president, CEO, and founder. It has listed the teen with multiple acronyms after his name, including HHP-C and Ph.D. Neither of these designations are medical degrees.
In this practice, Dr. Love called himself a professional who used psychotherapy, electrotherapy and other medical-grade techniques to treat his patients, says ABC News affiliate WPBF.
However, the teen got himself in trouble when he claimed to be a medical doctor and provided patients with medical advice.
This was not his only run-in with the law. According to Fortune.com, the teen was also arrested in August 2016 for issuing bad checks. He attempted to write a bad check as a down payment on a vehicle in Palm Beach. He was then charged with larceny and fraud; case still pending.
What Happened In Virginia?
This time, Dr. Love visited a local luxury car dealership where he made a false statement to obtain credit for a vehicle at Kargar Motors in Stafford, says ABC News. He was present with an elderly woman, which was his co-signer for the loan.
The teenager told police that he was a doctor. After submitting the application for the vehicle, the company’s finance manager flagged it immediately. The manager recalled the news stories about the teen; therefore, he did an online Google search and found the online reports matched the name of the doctor. Immediately he notified the local police and Love-Robinson was arrested at the dealership.
It was later discovered that the woman attending the shopping trip with Love-Robinson was unaware he had used her credit cards to purchase two iPads.
At the time of his arrest, Love-Robinson was attempting to purchase a $35,000 Lexus, says News10. He is now being held on three new charges of fraud without bond.
Fortune reports that Love-Robinson has denied all charges and is currently being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Officials are continuing to investigate.
ABC News states that Love-Robinson has said that the charges he faces are nothing more than “accusations.”
Love-Robinson is also still waiting for a trial in his alleged fraud case in Palm Beach Florida; therefore, he will likely be traveling back to Florida soon to face more criminal charges.