Cops: Florida's Fake Teen Doctor Is at It Again

Malachi Love-Robinson was trying to buy a Jaguar in Virginia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 10, 2016 4:56 PM CDT
Accused Teen 'Doctor' Arrested on New Charges
Malachi Love-Robinson   (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

A Florida teen accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an 86-year-old patient faces new charges in Virginia after authorities say he fraudulently tried to buy a luxury car, the AP reports. Malachi Love-Robinson was arrested Friday and charged with identity theft after he attempted to purchase a Jaguar at a dealership, sheriff's officials say. They said employees became suspicious when Love-Robinson applied for a car loan with an elderly woman as the co-signer on the loan. The employees called the sheriff's office after looking up Love-Robinson's name in an internet search. Deputies came to the dealership and spoke with Love-Robinson, who said he came to Virginia to buy a car for himself and another for his godmother.

The woman later told deputies that she had not given Love-Robinson permission to be listed as a co-signer on the loan. She also told police she was unaware of recent purchases made on her credit card for two iPads. The sheriff's office says deputies seized the iPads when they arrested Love-Robinson. Sheriff's officials say they are still investigating. Love-Robinson was arrested in February after law enforcement officials in Florida said he was practicing medicine without a license. Authorities said Love-Robinson was illegally operating a medical practice—complete with an office, lab coat, and stethoscope—but had no license to do so. His attorney is considering a possible insanity defense on those charges. (Read more fraud stories.)

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