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Florida teen ‘Dr. Love’ arrested again on new fraud charges


Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:53 PM

The South Florida teen accused of pretending to be a doctor was arrested again on new fraud charges Tuesday night, police said.

Malachi Love-Robinson, the 18-year-old who has been dubbed “Dr. Love,” already faces seven charges including fraud and theft after listing himself as “president, CEO and founder” of a West Palm Beach clinic without having a medical license. His Feb. 16 arrest made national headlines.

He was booked Tuesday night on five more counts of fraud and one count of larceny, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said Love-Robinson used a patient’s bank information to pay almost $ 35,000 toward his auto loan and credit card debts, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was back in court Tuesday on new fraud charges after being accused last month of pretending to be a doctor.WPTV

Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was back in court Tuesday on new fraud charges after being accused last month of pretending to be a doctor.

A judge ordered him in a hearing Wednesday morning to take a mental health screening. He was freed under the county’s supervised release program Wednesday afternoon, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Therese Barbara told the Daily News.

Love-Robinson is “entrepreneurial” and “brilliant,” his attorney Andrew Stine said in an interview with WPTV

Love-Robinson has denied all the allegations and any wrongdoing.ABC News

Love-Robinson has denied all the allegations and any wrongdoing.

“I think that it’s uncommon for an 18-year-old person to open a doctor’s clinic and I think — given the situation of those facts — I think the state is going to continue to look very deeply and unturn every piece of evidence or every piece of fact that can lead to a criminal charge and/or arrest,” Stine said. “This may not be the end of what occurs with the criminal charges on Mr. Love-Robinson.”

Love-Robinson appeared on both “Good Morning America” and the “Today” show after news of his arrest spread worldwide. He has denied the allegations and any wrongdoing.

“There are many types of degrees out there that hold the title as doctor, whether they are a physicist or an engineer,” he said in an interview on ABC News. “Just because someone has the title doctor in front of their name does not necessarily imply M.D.”

He later stormed out of the interview when pressed for evidence of his medical training. Love-Robinson’s attorney didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday night.

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