Teen arrested for allegedly running a fake medical practice
A Florida teen has been arrested for posing as a doctor after giving physical exams and advice at a "holistic medical clinic" he founded in West Palm Beach...
A Florida teen has been arrested for posing as a doctor, giving physical exams and advice, at a “holistic medical clinic” he founded in West Palm Beach.
The 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson is the same teen who one year ago also posed as a doctor at an OB/GYN center and was caught in January of 2015 peeking into gynecological exams while he kept a stash of lab coats in his car.
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Authorities received a tip in October that Love-Robinson was practicing medicine without a license at his newly founded New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center. A cease-and-desist letter was sent to Love-Robinson, but he did not stop his practice. As authorities looked into the situation, they realized that this was not the first time Love-Robinson had posed as a medical professional.
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They sent in an undercover officer who, after receiving a medical exam and advice from Love-Robinson, arrested him.
Love-Robinson’s grandfather, William Robinson, said that the arrest was due to a misunderstanding, as his grandson did not claim to be a medical doctor but a holistic doctor, with certificates from online schools, though Robinson could not name the schools.
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“He’s not out doing drugs, he’s not out trying to rob nobody,” Robinson said. “He’s trying to do something constructive, and if he did do something and the paperwork wasn’t right — he can get ahead of himself sometimes and he may have been trying too hard, but he had good intentions.”