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Fla. Teen Who Posed As Doctor Pleads Guilty, Heads to Prison

Love-Robinson was given a 42-month sentence but was given credit for time served

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    Florida Teen Who Posed As Doctor Pleads Guilty

    Malachi Love-Robinson, 20, appeared at a hearing in West Palm Beach where he pleaded guilty to several fraud charges, grand theft and practicing medicine without a license.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018)

    The Florida man accused of practicing medicine as a fake doctor when he was a teen pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple charges and was sentenced to more than three years in prison.

    Malachi Love-Robinson, 20, appeared at a hearing in West Palm Beach where he pleaded guilty to several fraud charges, grand theft and practicing medicine without a license.

    He was given a 42-month sentence but was given credit for time served. He was also ordered to pay restitution.

    Love-Robinson was 19 years old when he was arrested in 2016 after deputies say he was practicing medicine without a license and stole more than $35,000 from a patient. Authorities said Love-Robinson stole thousands of dollars from an 86-year-old woman during a series of visits to her home while he was a teenager.

    "What he was trying to do, he was trying to do for the better good and not harm anybody," Love-Robinson's grandmother, Rebecca McKenzie said after court Thursday, according to WPTV.

    "He was always trying to help people," grandfather William McKenzie said. "He just made some wrong choices."

    Love-Robinson was sentenced to a year in prison in May for making false statements when trying to buy a Jaguar in Virginia. Investigators said he lied in an effort to obtain credit when trying to purchase the luxury car.