Evidence against Florida 'teen physician' detailed in newly released documents

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New details about what led to the charges against a Florida teenager accused of posing as a physician are included in reports compiled by investigators for the Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force.

Prosecutors gave the reports to Andrew Stine, defense attorney for the accused teenager, Malachi Love-Robinson, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Mr. Love-Robinson, 18, was arrested in February for practicing medicine without a license. He allegedly performed physical exams and gave medical advice to people — including an undercover officer — at an illegal medical office he ran in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Mr. Love-Robinson also allegedly stole more than $37,000 from an 86-year-old "patient," using checks he stole during house calls.

The newly released reports show Mr. Love-Robinson spoke with a detective after his arrest in February. During that conversation, he claimed he told Anita Morrison, the 86-year-old woman he visited for house calls, that he was not a real physician.

However, Ms. Morrison told investigators she found Mr. Love-Robinson through an online search for physicians who use natural therapies. She said the teenager wore a white coat and a stethoscope in her home.

Mr. Love-Robinson also wore a white lab coat and a stethoscope around his neck when he went to local banks. A bank teller told investigators Mr. Love-Robinson called himself a physician, according to the report.

There are two cases pending against Mr. Love-Robinson involving a total of 12 criminal charges: two counts of practicing medicine without a license, two counts of practicing naturopathy without a license, three counts of forgery, two counts of grand theft from a person 65 or older and three counts of fraudulent use of personal identification information.

This is not the first time Mr. Love-Robinson has been accused of masquerading as a physician. He was previously investigated for practicing medicine without a license in October, and he is the same teen caught in January 2015 pretending to be a physician at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

Mr. Love-Robinson is expected to appear in court Wednesday for an update on the two cases pending against him.

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