Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Florida Teen Charged With Posing As A Doctor

Malachi Love-Robinson
Malachi Love-Robinson. Credit: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

PALM BEACH, Florida - A Florida teenager has been charged with practicing medicine with out a license, a third degree felony, for allegedly operating a medical office and performing a medical exam on an undercover cop.

During the week of February 4, 2016, Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force (PBNTF) and the Florida Department of Health began investigating a complaint of a person practicing medicine without a license. 

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson had opened a medical office named 'New Birth New Life Medical Center & Urgent Care' at 4700 North Congress Avenue, Suite 303, in West Palm Beach, Florida and was presenting himself as a certified medical doctor.

The PBNTF and Florida Department of Health then conducted an undercover operation at the medical office. During this undercover operation, Love-Robinson allegedly performed a physical exam on an undercover agent and offered medical advice.

In addition to being arrested on the charge of practicing medicine without a license, the Florida Department of Health served a notice to cease and desist and issued Love-Robinson several citations.

Authorities say that Love-Robinson had also been investigated and cited by Department of Health for practicing medicine without a license just three months ago in October 2015.