AKRON, Ohio — More criminal charges were filed Friday against a woman who pretended be a veterinarian.
Brandi Tomko was already facing 33 felony and misdemeanor charges. Now, a Summit County grand jury has indicted her on additional felony charges, though the exact number has not yet been released.
Tomko is accused of injuring animals, animal cruelty, theft, practicing veterinary medicine without a license and several drug offenses.
New information was presented to the grand jury which resulted in the additional charges.
Tomko has previous convictions for possession of heroin and cocaine and was arrested on several offenses including heroin possession back in January.
Several pet owners complained that their pets got sick or died after treatment by Tomko.
Documents from the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board allege when real veterinarians left the C & D Animal Hospital, Tomko took over and performed surgeries, even though she’s not a veterinary technician.
Tomko is expected in court again on Monday.