- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The former manager of a San Bernardino County ambulance service has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a $5.5 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Wesley Harlan Kingsbury had pleaded guilty in September to counts including conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to obstruct a Medicare audit. The 34-year-old was sentenced Monday.

Kingsbury, the former general manager of Alpha Ambulance, also was ordered to pay more than $1.3 million in restitution. The ambulance firm specialized in providing non-emergency transportation to Medicare patients, primarily to and from dialysis treatments.

Prosecutors say Kingsbury and co-conspirators billed Medicare for transporting patients who didn’t require ambulance transportation.

Three other defendants have been sentenced to prison.

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