Fake Veterinarian Found Guilty in Summit County Court
A Summit County judge found Brandi Tomko guilty after hearing testimony from Cuyahoga Falls and Akron residents whose pets were killed or maimed from Tomko's botched surgeries.
Brandi Tomko was found guilty Friday morning on identity fraud, forgery, theft and animal cruelty charges after posing as a veterinarian at an Akron animal hospital between 2010 and 2011, cleveland.com reports.
Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher issued the verdict after Tomko, 36, of Akron, waived her right to a jury trial earlier this week.
The three-day trial included testimony from several former clients of C & D Animal Hospital that alleged Tomko had maimed or killed dogs and cats after performing botched surgeries on them.
She’ll be sentenced on the felony and misdemeanor charges March 15 at 10 a.m.
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