Florida Teen ‘Dr. Love’ Who Allegedly Posed as Doctor Arrested Again

“Dr. Malachi A. Love” is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page on Jan. 12, 2016, and his booking photo released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 16, 2016.

“Dr. Malachi A. Love” is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page on Jan. 12, 2016, and his booking photo released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 16, 2016.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida teenager accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an 86-year-old patient is facing new charges of grand theft and fraud.

Malachi Love-Robinson, 19, who had been out on $18,000 bail, was booked at the Palm Beach County Jail Monday, according to local media reports. Love-Robinson left jail after putting up another $8,000 in bail.

It’s not clear what alleged crime is behind the grand theft auto charge, but court records revealed that Love-Robinson is accused of trying to buy a new car with a $1,500 bad check.

Love-Robinson made headlines in February when he alleged stole $35,000 from a patient. Authorities also say he never had a valid license to practice medicine.

Authorities carried out an operation in which an undercover officer visited Love-Robinson's office, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

Love-Robinson physically examined the officer and provided medical advice, said the statement, which detailed a nearly two-week investigation that culminated in his arrest.

The website for Love-Robinson's practice lists the teen as its president, CEO and founder. It refers to Love-Robinson as "Dr." and places acronyms after his name, including Ph.D. and HHP-C, which is used for those involved in home health and personal care. A Ph.D. is generally not a medical degree.

Love-Robinson now says he never claimed to be a medical doctor.