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Florida teen ‘Dr. Love’ who allegedly posed as doctor arrested again on theft charges

“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.

News outlets report that 19-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson, who had been out on bond, was back in the Palm Beach County Jail on Monday. Love-Robinson, who had been free on $18,000 bail, was released after another $8,000 in bail was posted.

Court records show Love-Robinson is now also accused of writing a bad check for $1,500 as a down payment for a car. Details on the new grand theft charge weren’t available.

Love-Robinson was arrested in February after deputies say he was practicing medicine without a license and stole more than $35,000 from a patient.

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.