It’s pretty amazing that this news story is resurfacing because I LOVE it. In Feb. 2016, an 18-year-old kid in Palm Beach County, Florida got into a little bit of trouble with the law.
Buuuuuut he wasn’t quite up to what the other teenage troublemakers are out there doing. No underage drinking, mouthing off to high school teachers or driving past 9pm. He was illegally posing as a doctor and practicing medicine!
His medical website referred to himself as a Ph.D., which is red flag #1 (and if you can’t figure out why, you’re probably the sucker who booked an appointment with this teenage scammer).
And we thought Florida’s biggest medical emergency was the Zika virus. But nope, the kid was just out there grinding, seeing patients and providing natural remedies to their ailments with absolutely no authority to do so. His bio is just an extremely long list of semi-fancy words separated by a comma.
I admire the confidence but also have so many questions about this. How did he advertise? Who would seriously book an appointment with him? Did anyone question his age? (His website says he’s 25 but he’s really 18.) How did he pay for the office’s rent? What type of equipment did he use in his facility? What kind of “natural laws governing the human body” can provide URGENT CARE?
But really, was he any good? There’s a .02 percent chance he was actually killing it in the world of natural medicine but I have my doubts.
Obviously his operation was busted when an undercover investigator went in for an appointment, and our boy Malachi Love-Robinson was devastated and hurt to find out people didn’t actually believe he was a doctor. So he took the punishment and headed back out into the world to do some more fraudulent activities.
This time, he’s in trouble in Virginia for trying to purchase a $35,000 Jaguar with am elderly cosigner who had absolutely no idea about the transaction. The day before, he used the credit card of his distant relative (aka his “godmother” according to the cosigner application for the Jaguar) to purchase $1,200 worth of Apple products –two iPads and a new phone.
And he was bragging about those purchases to the car dealer who soon recognized his sketchy behavior, did some digging and called the authorities to reprimand him yet again.
Damn kid. I know we all felt a little inspired when the phrase, “Doing hoodrat sh*t with my friends” took over the Internet, but Love-Robinson’s efforts are just so atypical. There’s many more types of teenage trouble he could be out there causing.
But to really focus your efforts on becoming a non-expert in fraud at age 18 is a wild decision for sure. He could come out of nowhere with his next act of crime, operating solo trying to trick the masses to help him make quick cash or buy expensive possessions.
All I can say for now is if you drive up to your next doctor’s appointment and park next to a Jaguar, you might wanna call and reschedule. Or just move out of the state.