WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A serial con man who gained national fame as a teenager when he posed as a doctor to con a patient will return to prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $10,000 from his employer.

Malachi Love-Robinson, 25, received a sentence of more than two years and four months last week after pleading guilty in Palm Beach County, Florida, to grand theft and organized scheme to defraud.

Court documents show that in 2020, Robinson worked as a salesperson for a company that connects carriers with trucking companies. Instead of customers making payments to the company, Love-Robinson would ask them to send money to accounts he controlled.

Love-Robinson first came to national attention in 2016 as an 18-year-old when he was arrested after opening The New Birth New Life Medical Center, identifying himself as “Dr. Love.»

He stole $30,000 from an 80-year-old patient during house calls and an additional $20,000 from a doctor. He was arrested after examining and prescribing treatment for an undercover police officer posing as a patient.

Later that year, while out on bail, Love-Robinson was arrested in Virginia after he tried to buy a Jaguar car with a stolen credit card.

He pleaded guilty in both cases and was released from prison in 2019.