A South African woman has been found guilty of kidnapping a three-day-old baby in 1997.

According to BBC News, police accused her of fraudulently claiming to be the girl’s biological mother since snatching her from a hospital in Cape Town.

The 51-year-old woman, who has been denied bail while she awaits sentencing, was arrested last year after suspicions were raised when there was a similar-looking girl at the child’s school.

DNA tests then proved that the two girls were sisters.

The kidnapped girl’s biological parents, Celeste and Morne Nurse, called her Zephany, but the name she grew up with has not been revealed to protect her identity.

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