Malachi Love-Robinson, the 18-year-old young man from Florida who pretended to be a doctor and even opened his own office, was arrested again Tuesday (March 2) for larceny. Love-Robinson is accused of stealing close to $35,000 from an elderly woman duped into believing he was providing medical care.
Reports the Orlando-Sun Sentinel:
Taken into custody Tuesday, the teen — who was also accused of posing as a doctor at a West Palm Beach hospital in 2015 — appeared in court Wednesday morning and was ordered by Judge Joseph Marx to undergo a mental health assessment.
Love-Robinson, of West Palm Beach, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday on one count of larceny and five counts of using another person’s identification without consent, records show.
The teen’s latest charges stem from allegations that he was cashing checks stolen during house calls he made to an 86-year-old woman who said she found the 18-year-old through an online search.
In court Wednesday, a somber Love-Robinson wore a blue jail uniform. He didn’t speak.
Among the sparse crowd in the courtroom were his grandfather and another man, who said nothing as Judge Marx spoke with Love-Robinson’s attorney, Andrew Stine.
After the judge granted him supervised release, Love-Robinson left the jail but walked straight to a waiting car. He didn’t speak when questioned by reporters.
Love-Robinson reportedly used $34,504 from Anita Morrison’s checking account to pay a car loan, and credit cards — which is very adult of him, if you disregard the fact that he allegedly stole from an old lady.
The teen became an Internet sensation after he was arrested last month for practicing medicine without a license. His lawyer believes police pressured Morrison into making the latest accusations. “We don’t have all the evidence,” he said.