PORTLAND — A Brunswick woman was found guilty of stealing $60,000 in food stamps and child care reimbursement benefits during a two-day court trial in Cumberland County Superior Court this week.

Sara E. Fairbanks, 40, was convicted Wednesday of stealing the benefits from January 2005 through May 2010 when she falsely told the Maine Department of Health and Human Services that she was separated from her husband and living alone with her children. She also repeated the claim in written applications, said Attorney General William J. Schneider.

Fairbanks was living with and receiving support from her husband, said Schneider. The income she reported was at least 70 percent lower than her actual household income, Schneider said.