David Schwimmer’s Viral Doppelgänger Sentenced To 9 Months In Jail For Theft & Fraud

A bloke who went viral last year for his uncanny likeness of Friends star David Schwimmer has been sentenced to nine months in prison for theft and fraud, AP reports.

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Judge Sara Dodd sentenced Abdulah Husseni for using a stolen bank card to make or attempt to make fraudulent purchases at four shops in Blackpool, northwest England.

He was convicted of one count of theft and four counts of fraud by false representation.

Last year, Blackpool Police shared a Facebook post seeking information on a man they wanted to interview regarding a theft at a local restaurant.

The photo quickly went viral as fans noted that the alleged thief looks exactly like Ross Gellar.

The 51-year-old actor later reenacted the surveillance footage in his native New York to prove that he was nowhere near Blackpool at the time of the incident and therefore could not possibly be responsible for the theft.

He tweeted:

“Officers, I swear it wasn’t me. As you can see, I was in New York. To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation. #itwasntme.”

With the help of the public, investigators eventually tracked the man down and issued the following statement to thank people for their cooperation.

Note the Friends reference in their tweet:

“Could we BE any more overwhelmed with the response to our CCTV appeal about a theft at a restaurant in Blackpool?” The tweet read.

“Most importantly, we’re now satisfied we’ve identified the man in the still & our enquiries are very much continuing. Huge thanks for sharing it with your Friends.”