Brandi Tomko, the woman convicted of injuring and killing animals while posing as a veterinarian in Akron, will spend an additional six months in prison related to stolen property charges.
AKRON, Ohio - There was emotional testimony during the second day of accused fake veterinarian Brandi Tomko's trial on Wednesday.
Pet owners described how their animals became sicker or died after being treated by the 36-year-old Wadsworth woman.
Kenny Reymann told the court about the morning he discovered his beloved dog, Charlie, was dead.
"He was on the ground. My other dog was whining next to him. Looking at him. I lifted up his paw. It dropped. Lifeless. He was gone," Reymann said.
Reymann said Charlie had recently been treated by Tomko at C&D Animal Hospital in Akron. He said he believes Tomko is responsible for Charlie's death.
Injured Persian Gulf veteran Robert McGee also testified in court Wednesday. He said his service dog, Allie, also died after receiving treatment from Tomko.
"She had had a really bad seizure and was vomiting and constant urine loss and she finally just down… And just went to sleep and never woke up," McGee said.
The trial is expected to wrap up on Thursday. Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher will rule on the case. Tomko faces several charges, including injuring animals and fraud.
Watch victims' emotional testimony at 5:30 p.m. on Live on Five on NewsChannel5.
A woman found guilty of multiple charges related to injuring and killing animals while posing as a veterinarian will go to prison
A judge found fake Akron veterinarian Brandi Tomko, 36, guilty of numerous charges in Summit County Court Friday morning.
Victims became emotional while testifying about their pets at the trial of accused fake Akron veterinarian Brandi Tomko Wednesday.
The trial of a Wadsworth woman accused of injuring and killing pets while posing as a veterinarian begins Tuesday morning in Summit County Court.