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Malachi Love-Robinson, then-18, of West Palm Beach, looks over at his grandfather during his first appearance court hearing on March 2, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Court Criminal Justice Complex in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Malachi Love-Robinson, then-18, of West Palm Beach, looks over at his grandfather during his first appearance court hearing on March 2, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Court Criminal Justice Complex in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Sun Sentinel—TNS via Getty Images

Florida Teen Accused of Posing as Doctor Lands Back in Jail for Alleged Fraud

Aug 30, 2016

A Florida teenager who made headlines earlier this year after he was arrested for allegedly posing as a doctor was back behind bars Monday and faces new charges of grand theft and fraud.

Malachi Love-Robinson, 19, is now accused of writing a bad check for $1,500 as a down payment for a car, according to the Associated Press. Records show he was booked in Palm Beach County Jail on Monday and was charged with larceny and fraud from an insufficient funds check.

Love-Robinson, who could not be immediately reached, was released from jail after posting an $8,000 bail. He had been out on bond after a run-in with the law earlier this year.

The teenager was arrested in February for allegedly for practicing medicine without a license. Authorities said Love-Robinson opened a medical office in West Palm Beach to solicit patients. He was arrested after he allegedly performed a physical exam on an undercover agent and offering medical advice, authorities said.

An 86-year-old victim, who allegedly was a patient of Love-Robinson, also accused the teenager of stealing thousands of dollars from her.

Earlier this year, Love-Robinson turned down a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for three years, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The teenager had said he never claimed to be a medical doctor during a February appearance on Good Morning America, which ended with him storming out of the interview.

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