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An anonymous letter first prompted the state to investigate a teen who claimed to be a doctor

Malachi Love-Robinson was put on the state's radar in September when a concerned citizen wrote to the Department of Health and the letter writer didn't hold back.

That letter prompted the Florida Department of Health to start investigating the 18-year-old who is now accused of playing doctor in real life.


The letter, dated September 16th, 2015, "requires the highest priority" it states and describes how Love-Robinson claims to have "3 degrees...all acquired by the age of 18!"

"Please intervene!" the letter states.

The writer says, "He's a very skilled con man.” The letter was signed a concerned citizen.

About a month later state investigators met Love-Robinson at New Directions, a behavioral health care center in Boynton Beach, where he reportedly told them he was a program director and counselor who would pray and offer spiritual advice to clients struggling with addiction.

According to state investigation records, Love-Robinson admitted he never attended medical school and was not a licensed medical doctor but considered himself one.

His PhD, he told investigators, came from ULife Church, an online Christian school. But records indicate that he also admitted the diploma and transcript that got him the job at New Directions were fraudulent.

That same day state investigators issued Love-Robinson his first order to cease and desist. It would be the first of two the 18-year-old would receive for what the state described as "playing doctor.”

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