STAFFORD, Va. (UPI) — Malachi Love-Robinson, a Florida teen accused of running a fake medical practice, was arrested Friday in Virginia after allegedly trying to purchase a car fraudulently.
According to authorities, 18-year-old Love-Robinson was reportedly attempting to use a relative’s credit information to purchase a $35,000 Jaguar when a finance director at the dealership became suspicious and contacted the police.
Dealership employees say Love-Robinson was at the dealership with a woman who he first claimed was his mother, but later told police was his godmother.
Love-Robinson said the woman, who is a distant relative, had agreed to co-sign the car loan. The woman told authorities she had not given Love-Robinson permission to use her information, including her social security number, which Love-Robinson had already provided to the dealership on the credit application.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said the dealership ran the woman’s credit history and found two additional loan applications, as well as unauthorized charges to her credit card.
Love-Robinson faced legal trouble in Palm Beach County, Florida, where he was accused of impersonating a doctor at a local hospital and working as a massage therapist without a license at a rehab facility. He is also facing charges of practicing medicine without a license after an investigation revealed Love-Robinson had opened his own medical clinic which specialized in gynecology, psychology, and urgent care.
Love-Robinson told Virginia police that he was out of jail on bond for those crimes.
He was taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail on fraud charges.