'Dr. Love,' a Florida man who faked being a teen doctor is freed from prison

Malachi Love-Robinson illegally practiced medicine out of a West Palm Beach office and even treated an undercover officer, authorities said.

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By Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 22-year-old Florida man imprisoned for impersonating a doctor while he was a teenager and stealing from a patient has been freed from custody.

Malachi Love-Robinson has been arrested after authorities say he was posing as a doctor at an illegal medical office he ran.Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department / AP file

News outlets report Malachi Love-Robinson, known as "Dr. Love," was released Monday, about 20 months into his 3.5-year sentence. He was given credit for time served before his sentencing. Authorities have said Love-Robinson illegally practiced medicine out of a West Palm Beach office and even treated an undercover officer.

He was separately accused of examining and defrauding an older woman out of $35,000. He previously served a year in a Virginia prison for providing false information while trying to buy a car.

Authorities have said Love-Robinson also posed as a doctor in 2015, but didn't treat anyone and only wandered a hospital in doctor garb.