A Florida teen, who just a year ago posed as a gynecologist, has been arrested for pretending to be a doctor after giving an undercover cop a medical exam at an illegal practice he’d opened.
18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson was released from the Palm Beach County jail on Wednesday on a $21,000 bond from charges of practicing medicine without a license, fraud, and grand theft.
He was arrested Tuesday after he performed an exam on an undercover agent and gave medical advice.
He claimed to be 25 and the co-founder, president, and CEO of New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care center in West Palm Beach, Florida where he posed as Dr Malachi A Love-Robinson, PHD, HHP-C, AMP-C.
The Department of Health served a a cease and desist order to him and issued several citations.
His grandfather, William Robinson, told a Florida paper that his grandson never claimed to be a medical doctor, only a “holistic doctor.” He says his grandson never saw patients.
This latest incident is the third time in just over a year that young Love-Robinson has been found to be pretending to be someone he’s not.
After his latest arrest, he told a news station, “All these are accusations and I will have my lawyer contact you.”
In January of 2015, he’s accused of impersonated a gynecologist at St. Mary’s Medical Center and watched on during exams.
Dr. Sebastian Kent, an OB/GYN at the center, told the Sun Sentinel, “I’ve been in practice for 36 years. This is the first time something like this has happened. It’s very strange. Very, very strange.”
He was caught in a pregnant woman’s exam room in St. Mary’s Medical Center wearing a coat, a face mask, and stethoscope with the clinic’s logo.
Staff had seen him roaming the halls for around a month before the incident.
They denied, however, that the then-17-year-old wannabe doctor ever came in contact with patients, and they didn’t press charges.
Afterwards, he told the same station, “I requested to shadow some physicians. The next thing I know, the cops are there.”
In October of 2015, he was investigated and cited by the Department of Health for practicing medicine without a license after masquerading as a massage therapist without a license at a rehabilitation center in Boynton Beach.
In January of this year, the Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force (PBNTF) and its partners at the Florida Department of Health, began investigating him yet again after receiving an anonymous tip.
Three weeks ago, he’d thrown a grand opening for his clinic, leading concerned relatives to report him to authorities.
“Our investigation revealed that Love-Robinson had opened a medical office at 4700 north Congress Avenue, suite 303, West Palm Beach, Florida and was presenting himself as a medical certified doctor,” a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department said.
“Members of PBNTF and Department of Health conducted an undercover operation at the medical office of Love-Robinson. During this undercover operation, Love-Robinson performed a physical exam on an undercover agent and offered medical advice.”
On HealthGrades, a site that lets users rate doctors, his profile includes a personal statement that reads, “I believe that if you restore your health the natural way and the right way, you will be able to maintain that grade of health easier and more efficiently. Why? Because is natural [sic].”
It also states he’s 25 years old.