UPDATED ON 6: Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer For Abortion Pleads Guilty

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***UPDATED at 5:45 P.M. on Wednesday, June 10th***

Phoenix, AZ (AP) – A 30-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing her of faking cancer in 2010 in order to get Arizona to pay for her late-term abortion.

Chalice Renee Zeitner entered the plea Wednesday in Maricopa Superior Court in Phoenix.

Zeitner was arrested June 3rd in Phoenix after being extradited from Georgia where she was arrested May 9th in Columbia County while living under a false name.

Zeitner faces charges of fraud, theft, forgery and taking the identity of another person or entity.

Arizona prosecutors allege Zeitner falsely told her obstetrician in March 2010 that she had cancer and that her pregnancy put her life in further danger.

According to prosecutors, Zeitner was enrolled in Arizona’s Medicaid program and the state paid for the abortion costs.

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***POSTED at 12:04 P.M. on Friday, June 5th***

Phoenix, AZ (AP) – A woman accused of faking cancer in 2010 to get Arizona to pay for her late-term abortion is back in Arizona.

Authorities said 30-year-old Chalice Renee Zeitner was arrested Wednesday at the airport in Phoenix. She was extradited from Georgia where she was arrested May 9th in Columbia County while living under a false name.

Zeitner remained jailed Thuursday in lieu of $75,000 bond on felony charges of fraud, theft, forgery and taking the identity of another person or entity.

State prosecutors allege Zeitner falsely told her obstetrician in March 2010 that she had cancer and that her pregnancy put her life in further danger.

According to prosecutors, Zeitner was enrolled in Arizona’s Medicaid program and the state paid for the abortion costs.

She’ll enter a plea when arraigned Wednesday.

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