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HS education of accused fake teen doc questioned

Posted at 9:25 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 09:44:48-05

A source from the Palm Beach County school district told the Contact 5 Investigators on Wednesday that Malachi Love-Robinson went to elementary, middle and one year of high school in the county, but never graduated.

According to that source who asked to remain anonymous, the teen now accused of posing as a medical doctor, attended Palm Beach Lakes Community High for 10th grade in 2013.  By the end of that year teachers wanted to hold him back a year.  He dropped out the district, according to a source, opting for home school education instead.

At this point, it remains unclear if Love-Robinson graduated high school or has a G-E-D.  But, according to the website, missionarychapel.com, Malachi Love-Robinson is listed as a doctor and Reverend who was ordained by the group in 2014.

A closer look at the Tennessee-based seminary group, shows the organization, which lists itself as a non-profit, sells a long list of degrees and licenses including high school diplomas and transcripts.  On one of its pages it states,  "With just a few simple steps, you will earn the right to say, I graduated from high school!"

Bishop John David Logan, head of the Missionary Chapel and Seminary responded to the Contact 5 Investigators with an email that states, "We have temporarily rescinded Love -Robinson's credentials and church charter pending the outcome of these disturbing charges.”

The Bishop goes on to say they conduct background checks on all of its ministers before granting ordination, and requires they comply with all local, state and federal laws to maintain affiliation.

It is unclear if Love-Robinson recieved a high school diploma from the organization.  He has refused to tell the media where he received any of his degrees.  Bishop John David Logan has not responded to our requests for more information about the group and Love-Robinson's involvement.  The group's website does not list a phone number.

On Tuesday, the same day Love-Robinson was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office after it started investigating Love-Robinson for practicing medicine without a license, the Florida Department of Health issued a new order to the teen to stop playing doctor.  It was the second cease and desist order issued to the teen by the state in less than 6 months.

The first order was issued to the 18-year-old back in October when he was accused of practicing as a medical doctor out of an office in Boynton Beach. 

According to that order, the teen had been posing as a doctor since September.  In that order, the state also told Love-Robinson to stop practicing massage therapy until he got a license for it.

Then on Tuesday, the day of his arrest, a cease and desist order accused the teen of posing as a doctor in West Palm Beach between January and February.

All of this comes about a year after Malachi Love-Robinson was reportedly walking the halls looking like a doctor at St. Mary's hospital.  According to a hospital spokesperson, the hospital never pressed charges because, they say, he never came in contact with any patients.

In addition to the criminal troubles he now faces, the state department of health has fined Love-Robinson just under $4,000 for violating department rules.