AKRON, Ohio - Two pet owners who said Brandi Tomko, 35, is to blame for their dogs' deaths had a special meeting in a Summit County courtroom Monday morning. Both alleged victims attended Tomko's pre-trial hearing on a 33 count indictment. The two men then met to discuss their experiences.
Akron resident Bob McGee is a disabled Persian Gulf war veteran whose dog, Allie, died after being treated by Tomko last year. He learned Tomko was posing as a veterinarian after another pet owner, Kenny Reymann, shared his story with NewsChannel5.
"I saw Kenny when he was on the news and he was talking about her and I thought this is the exact same woman that treated my dog. I am angry, very angry," McGee explained.
McGee then shared his story with Akron police.
Tomko will be arraigned on new charges May 14. Akron police said many of those charges stem from pet owners who came forward after seeing NewsChannel5's stories about Tomko.
The alleged fake vet is out on bond.