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Arizona woman who faked cancer to get abortion to serve 28 years


Arizona woman who faked cancer to get abortion to serve 28 years
New York Daily News

A conniving Arizona woman who faked cancer in order to get a state-funded late-term abortion was sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison for a laundry list of fraudulent schemes.Chalice Renee Zeitner, of Phoenix, was found guilty in April of theft, forgery, fraud and identity theft after investigators discovered her living in Georgia under the name Al Serkez.Zeitner was able to trick the Medicaid system to pay for her late term abortion on April 8, 2010 after claiming she had been diagnosed with Stage IV tumors in her stomach and spine.The Arizona health care program she was enrolled in at the time which covers the cost of abortions in limited circumstances, such as when the life of the mother is threatened. Draft of Texas abortion booklet warns women of cancer, depressionInvestigators later found that the physician she listed as her doctor admitted he never met Zeitner or treated her for the rare cancer, known as sarcoma.

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