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 - A woman found guilty of multiple charges related to injuring and killing animals while posing as a veterinarian will go to prison.
Last month, Brandi Tomko was convicted on eight charges after a three-day trial in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
Friday, Tomko was sentenced to 18 months in prison. She must also pay court costs.
The sentencing was an unusual one in that Felony 4 and Felony 5 counts do not typically result in jail time. However, in this instance the judge found an exception.
All of the animal charges Tomko faced were misdemeanors, while charges related to drugs, ID theft and forgery were felonies.
Tomko plans to appeal the sentence because lawyers do not believe the exception applies to her case.
Prosecutors said Tomko pretended to be a veterinarian at C&D Animal Hospital in Akron. They said she drew blood, wrote prescriptions and performed surgeries on animals, including spaying cats and neutering at least one dog.
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.
A Sharon Township woman accused of pretending to be a veterinarian is now facing additional charges for treating pets at C&D Animal Hospital in Akron.
There was a special meeting Monday morning between two alleged victims of a woman accused of pretending to be a veterinarian in Akron.
A northeast Ohio woman accused of posing as a veterinarian was indicted on several more charges in Summit County Friday, according to Akron police.
More charges are expected to be filed against the woman accused of pretending to be a veterinarian.
A former co-worker says accused fake veterinarian Brandi Tomko mistreated dogs at the C&D Animal Shelter in 2010.