Will teen ‘doctor’ chat online Sunday? Questions abound

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One of several Facebook pages set up in the name of Malachi Love-Robinson, the teen who made national headlines after he was arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license and fraud, claims he will participate in a live chat Sunday night.

Love-Robinson, however, could not be reached Saturday either for comment or to claim ownership of the Facebook page, and The Palm Beach Post was unable to verify independently if the 18-year-old will hold a chat.

One of several posts on the page claim that Love-Robinson will not speak about his case or the allegations, but instead answer questions about holistic medicine practices.

Love-Robinson was arrested Tuesday at his New Birth New Life Medical Center in West Palm Beach, which offered “personalized, high-quality Holistic and Alternative Medical care,” according to its website, after Palm Beach County sheriff’s investigators say he gave a physical exam to an undercover detective. Love-Robinson also faces additional charges that he cashed $2,800 in forged checks that he is accused of stealing from an elderly patient.

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“I have many inbox questions about Natural and Holistc (sic) medicine, and those are the questions I intend on answering at that time,” the post on the unverified Facebook page said.

The page claims to have been created to use it as a “platform for the truth.”

"Please let my legal team do their work, and I appreciate all the support (negative or positive)," the post said.

Those on the page have expressed a wide variety of opinions to the teen. Some say they admire him, others that he needs therapy and many others asking how did he pull off pretending to be a doctor for so long.

One post on the page said the chat would begin at 6 p.m. and that it would last for 15 minutes.

After the teen’s arrest this week, more records have come out showing this was not the first time he posed as a medical professional.

In October 2015, he was sent a cease-and-desist order from the Florida Department of Health that claimed he was performing "massage therapy" without a license at an addiction treatment facility in Boynton Beach. The department also found he had presented fake college degrees to his employer. In January 2015, the teen was escorted by police out of an out-patient medical building at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where the teen claimed he was shadowing a doctor during an exam.

In 2014, the teen went to several high schools across the county looking to join the schools' medical academies as a staff member, according to a Palm Beach County School District police report.