18-year-old man poses as doctor and runs medical clinic to treat patientsBy Mason White 11:20 AM February 18, 2016
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) An 18-year-old man was arrested on a charge of practicing medicine without a license after allegedly running a medical clinic and treating patients despite not being a doctor, police in Florida said.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson, after being accused of treating an elderly woman for arthritis deposit not being licensed to practice medicine and stealing her checks.
Love-Robinson was charged with grand theft, uttering a forgery, practicing medicine without a license and naturopath without a license.
The Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force and the Florida Department of Health began investigating Love-Robinson after
he opened a medical office at 4700 north Congress Avenue, suite 303, West Palm Beach.
He was presenting himself as a medical certified doctor.
The 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.
Additionally, an 86-year-old woman filed a complaint with the police after she learned that Love-Robinson had stolen, cashed, and forged her personal checks.
The woman said that she suffered from severe stomach pain and her gastroenterologist could not provide her with treatment.
She decided to try a naturopathic doctor and found Dr. Malachi Love-Robinson of the “New Birth New Life Medical Center of West Palm Beach” online.
She called the medical center and spoke to Dr. Love-Robinson who came to her home wearing a white lab coat and stethoscope.
There, he examined her “lungs, heart, and legs.”
He diagnosed her with arthritis and sold her natural vitamins.
Dr. Love-Robinson returned to her home four more times to treat her, resulting in her paying him thousands of dollar with personal checks.
During one treatment, she became so ill that Dr. Love-Robinson called an ambulance to her home.
Before leaving, she recalled that Dr. Love-Robinson recommended that she not bring her purse and keys into the hospital emergency room so she gave them to him and asked that he lock up her home.
She said after these events, she went to her bank for a routine transaction and learned that her account had no money.
The victim obtained copies of her checks and learned that three had been forged and cashed by Dr. Love-Robinson without her consent or knowledge.