Dr. Phil wants clarification. "Your theory is that it's she who's using his name instead of you?" he asks.
"That's right. I'd love to do a signature check," Robin says.
"Are you in denial about all of this?" Dr. Phil asks him. "I have this theory that you can't change what you don't acknowledge."
"I agree 100 percent," Robin says. "I do acknowledge that I did do this to my brother, Ray. But as far as doing something to Ricky, I have never done anything in Ricky's name in my entire life."
"I've been in trouble in my life. As far as my credit goes, I have a zero credit rating. In order for me to get a place to stay, I used his name. Yes, I probably did get the gas and the electricity in his name also," Robin admits, "but we also changed it over as soon as we found out that ""
Ray interrupts, "As soon as you found out I knew about it."
Dr. Phil questions Robin's logic. "That's like saying, you robbed a bank, and when they caught you, you said, â€˜OK, here's the money back,'" he says. "That doesn't mean that it was OK."
"No, it's not OK, Dr. Phil," Robin concedes.
"What do you think he should do?"
Robin replies, "I'd hope he'd accept my forgiveness."
Ray isn't impressed with his brother's apology. "How recently have you become sorry about that? It's been just this last August now that you used my name again when you were arrested for [being] drunk in public and for having an open container in your vehicle. Again, you didn't show up in court, and I have a current pending criminal record with my name on it because of you. When did you start feeling sorry about all of that?"
"So you did it again in August?" Ray presses. "How am I supposed to feel about you feeling sorry now, if you were feeling sorry in August and went and did it again?"
Dr. Phil addresses Robin. "Are you trying to hurt your brother?"
"No, I'm not," he replies.
"You understand, when you use his identity and then fail to appear, they're going to go looking for him," Dr. Phil says. "Do you care about that?"
Softly, Robin answers, "Yes sir, I do."
Dr. Phil asks the brothers what actions they are going to take against Robin. "I've already contacted the authorities in Texas that I have to go through. There is a new division, and it's been formed in Houston, Texas for identity theft," Ricky explains. "They're going to investigate it, and they will get back with me."
Dr. Phil turns to Robin. "Are you willing to go to the court where you have stolen his identity for these criminal charges and tell them what happened?"
"Yes, I am," Robin vows.
"You're willing to go down there and say, â€˜It was me; it was not him, and I'll sign a statement to that effect, so you can turn him loose?'" Dr. Phil probes.
"Yes sir, I will," Robin says.
Both brothers express their gratitude.
"They helped us with a lot of the fraud after Katrina down there, and I've been very impressed with them," Dr. Phil says.