- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A teen wannabe doctor was arrested Tuesday and charged with practicing medicine without a license, theft and fraud after he was caught running a doctor’s office in South Florida despite being told previously to stop posing as a physician.

The Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force arrested Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, inside his office after an undercover agent acting as a patient was examined by the teen Tuesday and received medical advice.

Tuesday’s incident wasn’t Mr. Love-Robinson’s first run-in with authorities lately. He was accused in early 2015 of posing as a doctor at an area hospital for roughly a month, and in October he was served a cease-and-desist order from the Florida Department of Health after he was caught working without a license as a massage therapist at a Boynton Beach rehabilitation facility.

Nevertheless, the teenager opened the New Birth, New Life Alternative Medicine and Urgent Care Clinic last month, claiming online to be a 25-year-old doctor who specializes in holistic care and family-planning counseling.

“I am a well rounded proffessional [sic] that treats, and cares for patients, using a system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the human body,” reads a profile for the supposed doctor posted to HealthGrades.com, a website where physicians can be reviewed by patients.

The teen also claimed to practice “physiological, psychological and mechanical methods,” including psychotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy and minor and orificial surgery.

Family members concerned about a Jan. 16 “grand opening” celebration at New Birth, New Life contacted local authorities and news reporters, culminating in Tuesday’s sting in which the teen was arrested and charged with practicing medicine without a license, four counts of fraud and theft.

A detective from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told the local ABC News affiliate Tuesday evening that authorities believe the teen made a house call to an 86-year-old woman recently and may have stolen her checks.

“I’m hurt because of all of these allegations,” Mr. Love-Robinson told ABC as he was taken away from his office in handcuffs. “But this is not the first time I have been accused and I will pursue this, and when I do, you will be the first to know.”

The teenager was released from jail early Wednesday on $21,000 bail.



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