Valley woman accused of faking cancer diagnosis

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She's accused of faking cancer so the State of Arizona would pay for a late-term abortion. 
 
While in jail on those charges the Arizona Attorney General's office started investigating other allegations surrounding Chalice Zeitner.
 
Vet Tix is an organization in Phoenix that gets tickets to events for wounded veterans and their families, the say they were scammed by Zeitner.
 
Michael Focareto is with Vet Tix and says in 2012 that Zeitner said she was with a group called Veteran's Hope, and approached him about a gala fundraiser she was organizing in Washington D.C. to benefit Veteran Tix.
 
"A fundraiser she was talking about 100-150% being donated to Veteran Tix and Heroes Wish, it was a no-brainer," said Zeitner.
 
According to Focareto, Zeitner said she was representing the respected charity called Veterans Hope. She's now accused of stealing identities from that group.
 
As Veteran's Day 2012 approached, things started to unravel, and Focareto says they realized they had been scammed.
 
"As we prepaid for all our rooms through a website she created, paid for flight tickets, for all the board of directors to go out there," said Focareto.
 
Zeitner was jailed in June on fraud charges surrounding her fake cancer claims. Last week the AG's office announced eight new felony charges against Zeitner including money laundering, theft, and fraudulent schemes.
 
"If you add it up together we're talking about a very significant period, up to 40-50 years possibly," said Mark Brnovich.
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