A woman who won judicial release this week after serving nine months in prison for posing as a Summit County veterinarian will go back to prison for at least another month in a Medina County criminal case, authorities said.
Brandi Tomko, 37, must serve additional time after pleading guilty in April in Medina County Common Pleas Court to two counts of receiving stolen property.
Under the sentence for her crimes there, she was given two six-month terms to run concurrently.
Judge Christopher Collier then gave Tomko an additional order to have that sentence kick in after she completed her 18-month Summit County sentence, which she was given a month earlier in the fake veterinarian case.
On Wednesday, Tomko won judicial release in Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher’s court after Gallagher reviewed her prison record and determined she was a suitable candidate, as a non-violent offender, with nine months already served.
As of late Friday, however, Tomko remained in the Summit County Jail awaiting transfer to a penitentiary to begin serving her six-month sentence from Medina, court officials in both counties said.
Defense attorney John Greven said she can file for judicial release in the Medina County case after 30 days, and he would do so there on Tomko’s behalf once that deadline passes.
In a bench trial in Gallagher’s court last February, Tomko was convicted of two felonies and six misdemeanors for passing herself off as a veterinarian at the former C&D Animal Hospital on Brittain Road in Akron from March to June in 2011.
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