The Florida teen who made national news for posing as a doctor nicknamed “Dr. Love.”
Malachi Love-Robinson who’s now 23, was arrested for fraud and grand theft according to WPTV. He has since been released as of Thursday night. Police say Love-Robinson worked for a shipping broker and has been accused of having clients send money to his personal account instead of the company bank account.
Authorities allege Love-Robinson took over $10,000 that belonged to the company.
According to police, in text messages to the owner of the company Love-Robinson wrote he “f***ed himelf,” “can’t say how truly sorry he is,” is “doing everything [he] can to make it right” and “I don’t want to go to jail.”
In 2018, Love-Robinson pleaded guilty to several fraud charges, grand theft and practicing medicine without a license. At the time he’s patients claimed he said he held multiple degrees including a Ph.D. and a M.D. What his patients didn’t realize was that he was just 18 years old.
Love-Robinson was charged with stealing more than $20,000 from an elderly Palm Beach County patient he was allegedly treating in 2015. Dr. Love was later charged and arrested on grand theft charges in February 2016. Love-Robinson insisted he never posed as a medical doctor, but was a naturopathic physician.
He was released from prison after serving nearly 21 months in prison.