A Florida teen previously arrested for posing as a doctor was arrested in Virginia for allegedly trying to defraud a woman while buying a car, according to the Stafford County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office.
Malachi Love-Robinson, 19, from North West Palm Beach, was arrested and charged with false statement to obtain credit, obtaining money by false pretenses and identity fraud. He is being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail on no bond.
Detectives said Love-Robinson tried to buy a $35,000 Jaguar from Kargar Motors Car Dealership, located at 3316 Jefferson Davis Highway in Stafford, Virginia, on Sept. 9. They said Love-Robinson filed out an online credit application and used the name of a female as a co-signer on the form.
Police said employees became suspicious after some things Love-Robinson allegedly said. The employees were concerned Love-Robinson may have been trying to buy the car and stealing money from the woman he claimed was his mother. The dealership told Love-Robinson they would call him when his credit was approved, and he left the dealership.
The employees notified the Sheriff’s Office and called Love-Robinson to have him return to the dealership. Two deputies were waiting in a back room when he arrived and began the purchase of the car.
The deputies came out and spoke to Love-Robinson, who told them he was in Virginia to purchase a car for himself and another for his godmother, who was with him. Love-Robinson told the deputies his godmother had agreed to cosign for the loan on the Jaguar.
Deputies then spoke with the woman with Love-Robinson. She said he was a distant relative of hers through her son’s wife and Love-Robinson considered her to be his godmother.
She told deputies that she did not give Love-Robinson permission to use her as a co-signer for the loan. A credit history run at the dealership showed two other loan applications with her information that she said she did not approve. A check with her credit card company revealed there had been a $1,200 charge the day before for two iPads and a cellphone that she had not purchased.
Love-Robinson was arrested by the deputies and charged. At the time of the arrest, he was out of jail on bond from Florida for practicing medicine without a license. He was also recently arrested in Florida for allegedly stealing money from a woman, who said he posed as a doctor to treat her in her home.