BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — A woman was sentenced to charges that she embezzled money from her former employer in Brookfield.
The charges stemmed from an investigation that began in June 2019 after the owner of Village Green Veterinary Service reported inconsistencies in payroll, taxes and bank accounts.
Tracey Obermiyer, 52, formerly of Brookfield, was sentenced to five years of community control and must pay restitution.
“It is painful to think about how and why I find myself in this situation,” Obermiyer said, detailing a number of health ailments including depression, chronic fatigue, migraines and narcolepsy.
She told the court her health was in a steady decline while she was working for her sister at Village Green Veterinary Service.
“I still love and I care for my sister and am incredibly sorry for any pain I have caused her and for the pain my family has endured through these years,” Obermiyer said. “I wanted nothing more for her than her success and happiness I was incredibly proud of her.”
“I appreciate the love you have for your sister, but I don’t think you showed it by robbing her, stealing from her over 200-some thousand dollars, and not once in your statement did I hear that you say you’re sorry for doing that to her,” said Judge Sean O’Brien in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
In December, Obermiyer pleaded guilty to amended charges of grand theft, attempted identity fraud and forgery in Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday, according to court records.
Obermiyer will serve 180 days in jail starting May 8 at noon.