The woman accused of posing as a fake veterinarian is facing a new charge in connection with the death of a Persian Gulf war veteran's service dog in 2011.
The Beacon Journal reports 35-year-old Brandi Ann Tomko has been indicted on a third-degree felony charge for allegedly assaulting and harassing an assistance dog.
The dog, belonging to Bob McGee of Akron, died last October as a result of the alleged assault.
The latest indictment also includes one count of felony theft and four counts of animal cruelty. Those charges arose after formal complaints were filed by local pet owners.
Tomko is accused of treating animals at the now-closed C & D Animal Hospital on Brittain Road in Akron.
She has been charged with 39 counts of animal cruelty, identity fraud, and practicing without a license, even though she had no formal veterinary training.
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