An Arizona woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her mid-term abortion and for criminal convictions in two other cases.
Chalice Renee Zeitner was convicted in April of fraud, theft and forgery charges in the abortion-related case.
A separate jury found her guilty of fraud and theft last month after authorities said she defrauded a charity for military veterans and the leader of a second charity in 2012.
She also was convicted in May of aggravated drunken driving.
In the abortion case, Zeitner was accused of presenting falsified records to support her claim that she had cancer.
Her lawyer has said Zeitner genuinely believed she had cancer and didn’t set out to defraud anyone.