- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

PHOENIX (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 9 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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