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Chalice Zeitner convicted of defrauding 2 charities

Posted: 5:21 PM, Aug 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-03 03:08:33Z
Zeitner convicted of defrauding charities
Zeitner convicted of defrauding charities
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.