Woman Faked Cancer Diagnosis – But That’s Not The Worst Part!

When you’re working this hard to get somebody else to pay for killing your kid, you might not be the best mother in the world. Somebody else would probably do a better job as an adoptive parent. But that’s hypothetical, of course, because in this case the kid is dead and gone.

Meet Chalice Zeitner. Can we call her white trash?

From Fox News:

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An Arizona woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis in order to get state Medicaid funding to cover a late-term abortion genuinely believed she was sick, her defense attorney said Thursday.

Attorney Adam Schwartz told jurors in opening statements that Chalice Renee Zeitner was told she had cancer and she did not set out to defraud anyone.

“The requirement is that she did this knowingly and intentionally,” he said. “The fact is that Ms. Zeitner did genuinely believe she had cancer in 2009 and 2010.”

Zeitner, 30, is on trial in Phoenix on nearly a dozen charges including fraudulent schemes, identity theft, theft, attempted theft and forgery. She has pleaded not guilty to all of them.

Zeitner appeared in court briefly wearing a light blue long-sleeved shirt and pants and her hair down. She only spoke to tell the judge she wished to skip the proceedings and was transported back to jail.

Assistant Attorney General Maura Quigley depicted Zeitner as a woman who incessantly plotted not just to get an abortion, but to turn others’ sympathy into money.

“The state will ask you to hold the defendant accountable for her false statements and misrepresentation about the fact that she had cancer in order to get a pregnancy termination that was paid for by the state of Arizona and money from a cancer fundraiser when she never had cancer at all,” Quigley said.

This story gets a whole lot worse than that. Her initial scam was to tell her doctor in 2010 that she was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for abdominal cancer, and that she wanted to abort her fetus because she believed it had been exposed to radiation.

But an examination of the fetus resulted in a conclusion it was fine. So she then got a second opinion, which is to say she forged a letter from another doctor saying that her pregnancy was life-threatening and ended up getting an abortion of her 22 week-old pregnancy.

Which cost the state of Arizona’s Medicaid program $6,000. Because naturally she was a Medicaid patient.

How’d she get caught? You’ll love this…

Investigators say the scheme was discovered a year after the April 2010 abortion when a doctor who performed a C-section during Zeitner’s subsequent pregnancy found no signs of cancer. Another doctor who was listed on medical records as having treated Zeitner for cancer later said he never treated her.

Zeitner was arrested in May 2015 in Georgia, where she was living in an assumed name.

That’s right. She got pregnant a year later. Magically, the “cancer” was gone. As though docs don’t get curious about their patients’ medical records as they inform medical practices. Making sure to know what’s in those records and acting accordingly is one way not to get sued for malpractice, dontcha know.

And here’s some dessert after this big meal…

She is also accused of using a fake identity on social media to convince her boyfriend to set up a fundraising website for her cancer treatments.

She faces a trial May 25 in a separate case in which she is 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. But investigators say Zeitner cancelled the event and instead spent the money on personal expenses.

Come on, say it with us:

White trash.

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