Malachi Love-Robinson, the 20-year-old who wooed the internet by fraudently practicing medicine under the name Dr. Love, has now been sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to charges of making false statements to obtain credit and of passing a forged document. AJC reports that Love-Robinson still faces charges in Palm Beach County where he stands accused of practicing medicine without a license and defrauding patients.
Love-Robinson had been arrested in 2016 after giving a physical examination and offering medical advice to an undercover officer. He had reportedly used money from his fake practice to attempt to buy cars and purchase iPhones.
“This guy, he’s smart,” said Mike Hickman, the general manager of Kargar Motors in Stafford, who had almost sold the young man a Lexus. “He’s a good con artist. He could have been a good actor.”
Amongst other charges, Love-Robinson also stands accused of stealing around $43,000 from an addiction treatment center in Boynton Beach, Florida and of tricking an elderly woman who complained of stomach pains out of $35,000.
As allegations against him amassed, the fake doctor appeared on Good Morning America and claimed that he had been practicing alternative medicine for which he had the proper certifcations.
He had previously turned down a plea deal last April that called for a three prison sentence and five years probation.