Chalice Zeitner convicted of defrauding 2 charities

Posted at 4:21 PM, Aug 02, 2016
An Arizona woman previously convicted of faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion in 2010 now has been found guilty of defrauding two charities.
Maricopa County Superior Court officials say a jury Tuesday convicted 30-year-old Chalice Renee Zeitner on counts of theft, fraudulent schemes, money laundering, identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Sentencing is set for Sept. 8.
Zeitner was accused of defrauding a charity for military veterans and the leader of a second charity in 2012.
She allegedly persuaded one charity to buy $7,700 worth of tickets for a gala with the promise of returning the money and providing a portion of the event's proceeds.
Investigators say Zeitner cancelled the event and instead spent the money on personal expenses.