AUGUSTA — A Brunswick woman has been sentenced to spend more than year in jail for stealing nearly $60,000 in food stamps and child care reimbursement benefits.

The state attorney general’s office says in a statement that 40-year-old Sarah Fairbanks was sentenced on Monday in Cumberland County Superior Court to five years in jail, with all but 13 months suspended, three years of probation and ordered to pay almost $60,000 in restitution.

Fairbanks was convicted last month lying on her applications to fraudulently obtain food stamps and child care reimbursement from 2005 through 2010.

Authorities say she told officials she was separated from her husband and living alone with her children in order to receive benefits. She also underreported her income by 70 percent.