PHOENIX — The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has filed charges against
a woman accused of faking cancer in order to get the state to pay for her
late-term abortion in 2010.
State prosecutors allege 29-year-old Chalice Renee Zeitner told her
obstetrician that she had cancer and her pregnancy put her life in further
They said Zeitner presented information to the obstetrician that she was
suffering from Stage 4 sarcoma and had tumors in her abdomen and lower spinal
Records show Zeitner had her pregnancy terminated at a Phoenix hospital in
Prosecutors said information was later obtained that indicated Zietner falsified
medical documents purporting that she had cancer.
Zeitner was arrested last Friday in Columbia County, Georgia
where she was living under a false name.