Teenage Fraudster “Dr. Love” Back At It Again
Malachai Love Robinson (now 19) of Fraud, is back in the news again. This time, he was caught on camera at a car dealership being arrested on some rather serious charges, but first, here’s a little history on Mr. Robinson.
The man known at one point as “Dr. Love” was originally arrested earlier this year in January. He’d set up an entire doctor’s office that was fully staffed. Originally, Robinson was looking at serving a minimum of 8 years behind bars as per the state mandated guidelines based on his crimes of fraud, theft, forgery and practicing medicine without a license. Back in April of 2016, it was announced that Dr. Love was offered a plea deal where he would only serve 3 years in prison, followed by 5 years of probation if accepted. The most deplorable element of his “trust me I’m a doctor” scam was the fact that he duped an 86-year old woman out of $40,000.
Shockingly, this arrest was not the teen’s first time being confronted on his trumped up claims of being a medical practitioner. Shortly after his initial arrest, information was brought to light about a pair of separate incidents back in 2015.
The first saw Dr. Love detained outside of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach where he had allegedly been posing as an anesthesiologist. The medical center declined to press charges and Robinson was subsequently released. Love’s comment on the matter was that after asking permission from the center to “shadow” a group of M.D’s, he was asked to leave and then was approached by police.
The second incident took place on December 2, 2015, when Robinson was issued a cease and desist order from the Florida Department of Health while working as a massage therapist at a rehab facility because he was not a licensed therapist, again no charges were laid.
Now here we sit, the present day. Mr. Robinson can be seen in the video below in an office of a car dealership where he was attempting to purchase a Jaguar by fraudulent means. According to the dealership, Dr. Love put a relative’s name down as a co-signer for the loan and the relative had no idea about it! Police were called and he was put in cuffs.
His newest charges include “false statement to obtain credit, obtaining money by false pretense, and identity fraud/ theft.” These charges could see him serving up to 20 years in federal prison. It’s a pretty crazy situation no matter how you look at it.