Malachi-Love, the teenager who pretended to be a doctor and “treated” patients without a license in 2015, has been released.
A Florida man from West Palm beach who was arrested for practicing medicine without a license has been released from prison.
Malachi-Love Robinson was arrested back in 2016 and went viral for the nature of his crimes.
Nicknamed “Dr. Love”, Robinson was arrested for grand theft, practicing medicine without a license, and multiple fraud charges in 2016.
Robinson was found guilty of stealing $20,000 from an 86-year-old Palm Beach County patient he was allegedly treating in 2015. He visited the woman regularly when he was a teenager and “treated” her while pretending to be a doctor.
According to the sheriff’s office, Love-Robinson opened an office in a West Palm Beach medical building in October 2015 and had practiced illegally since then. At 18 years old he was charged and arrested for grand theft on February 2016. He was 17 years old when he first posed as a doctor.
He tricked investors, like Peseus Wells pictured below, to give him $10,000 which helped him open his clinic. Wells was shocked when Robinson was arrested.
Robinson was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison in January 2018. He had been released on Bond in 2016 for the medicine case and was then arrested again while on bond when he lied to try and obtain credit to purchase himself a Jaguar. He pleaded guilty instead of facing trial.
He served that term until 2017 and received more than one year’s credit towards his 3 1/2 year sentence in 2018. He was just released and is now 22 years old.
His grandfather, William McKenzie told reporters before sentencing:
“He was always trying to help people,” said of his grandson, Love-Robinson before going to prison. “He just made some wrong choices.”
His grandmother, Rebecca McKenzie, before Robinson went to prison said:
“What he was trying to do, he was trying to do for the better good and not harm anybody. I think he’s going to be alright in the long run.”