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Woman Who Lied About Having Cancer To Get Abortion, Also Found Guilty Of Defrauding Vet Charity

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter

A woman previously found guilty of lying about having cancer to get an abortion, was just found guilty of defrauding a charity for veterans.

An Arizona jury convicted Chalice Renee Zeitner on various counts of fraud, reports AZ Central. Zeitner was found guilty of money laundering, identity theft, fraud schemes, theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Zeitner assumed different identities to form relationships with charities Veterans Hope and Armed Forces Racing, according to prosecutors. Zeitner pretended to be a Marine Corps veteran, a race-car driver, and a South African attorney in order to get money.

While there, Zeitner allegedly convinced one of the charities to buy about $7,700 in tickets to a gala. She told them that she would return the money later along with a part of the gala’s proceeds. In the end, she cancelled the event and used the money to buy personal items.

Previously, Zeitner was found guilty of pretending to have cancer to get the state to pay for her abortion. Zeitner was accused of falsifying her medical records to make it look like she had cancer so she could receive a late-term abortion.

Prosecutors also said that Zeitner opened up credit cards though fake accounts using information she learned from the Veteran Hopes’ founder and his family. She ran up more than $25,000 in credit card debt.

Her healthcare program paid for abortions in certain situations, including if the mother’s life was in danger.

Zeitner will be sentenced Sept. 8 her fraud charges.

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