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Fake veterinarian Brandi Tomko gets early release from prison

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AKRON -- An Ohio woman sentenced to prison for operating as a veterinarian without a license will be getting out of prison early, Fox8 reported on Wednesday.

Brandi A. Tomko, 37, was sentenced in March to eighteen months in prison. On Wednesday, Judge Paul Gallagher granted her early release, after Tomko served only half of her time. Tomko instead was placed on two years probation.

Although not a veterinarian, Tomko ran an animal clinic in Akron, diagnosing and treating animals brought to the clinic, and prescribing medications.

During her trial, several clients of the clinic testified that they believed Tomko was a licensed veterinarian.

Along with practicing without a license, which is a misdemeanor, Tomko had also been charged with felony forgery and identity fraud charges. Tomko had faked the signature of a licensed veterinarian when ordering medical supplies for the clinic.

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