A Medford woman was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison Tuesday for stealing mail and checks over several months, U.S. Department of Justice officials said.

A Medford woman was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison Tuesday for stealing mail and checks over several months, U.S. Department of Justice officials said.

Dawn Brumble, 42, was found guilty of committing identity theft and bank fraud. She was also ordered to pay $4662.72 in restitution to the people she stole from.

Brumble used stolen mail to assume the identity of several victims from June through August of 2010. She would also negotiate checks from one victim to another victim's bank account and ask for cash back. She sometimes wore hat and wig when she committed the crimes, federal prosecutors said.

Medford police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the crimes so an arrest could be made. Brumble was indicted in May of this year and pleaded guilty in September, according to federal court records.

Brumble's 20-year criminal history also includes forgery and drug possession.