Teen accused of posing as physician offered plea deal

Prosecutors have offered a Florida teenager accused of masquerading as a physician and stealing from an 86-year-old "patient" a plea deal that calls for three years in state prison, according to the Sun Sentinel.  

Malachi 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.

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

Mr. Love-Robinson is charged with 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. If he rejects the plea offer and the case goes to trial, Mr. Love-Robinson could face up to 70 years in prison, according to the report.

On Wednesday, neither Mr. Love-Robinson nor his lawyer said if they would accept the deal offered by prosecutors.

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