Farmington– A Farmington guy was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in a federal jail and bought to pay more than $1.2 million after pleading guilty to one charge of health care scams previously this year.

Cory Werito, 33, was sentenced in Albuquerque federal court on Wednesday after pleading guilty on March 9 to defrauding the Medicaid program of nearly $2 million, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

Werito and his co-defendant, Rosita Toledo, 48, of Kirtland, were implicated of using their medical transportation company, CW Transport, to send more than 18,760 claims for repayment.

The company supplied nonemergency medical transport for Arizona Medicaid receivers.

The large bulk of the claims “were completely or considerably incorrect and deceitful,” according to journalism release.

An overall of $1.959,405 was gathered from claims sent by Werito and by Toledo, the main claims processor for CW Transport.

She pleaded guilty to one charge of health care scams on March 30.

Werito will have 3 years of monitored release upon conclusion of his jail term.

Toledo’s sentencing hearing has not been set up.