Convenience Store Owner Sentenced to Probation with Home Detention for Food Stamp Fraud

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to two years of probation, together with six months home detention, and restitution of $85,000.00 on his convictions of food stamp fraud and theft of government property, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David Stewart Cercone imposed the sentence on Atif Imran, age 40, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

According to the information presented to the court, Imran, through the A to Z Convenience Store and gasoline station located in Homestead, engaged in an illegal pattern of exchanging food stamp benefits for cash.

Assistant United States Attorney James R. Wilson prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Attorney commended the Department of Agriculture, assisted by agents of the Department of Homeland Security, for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Atif Imran.