With friends like these, who needs enemies?! A woman in Brooklyn was recently busted for poisoning a friend, who just so happens to look like her, with a tainted piece of cheesecake. Why? So she could attempt to steal her identity once she was dead! What a friend!
Viktoria Nasyrova, 42, was arrested and jailed without bail for her little ploy, which also involved creating a cover-up to make it look like her “friend” attempted to commit suicide. Heartless!
“This is a bizarre and twisted crime that could have resulted in the death of a woman – whose only fault was that (they) shared similar features,” said the DA, Richard Brown.
Nasyrova took the cake to her friend, which was laced with phenazepam, a powerful Russian-made tranquilizer. Her friend, 35-year-old, Olga Tsvyk, happened to share the same complexion and dark hair as Nasyrova, and both women spoke Russian.
Tsvyk quickly became sick and passed out after eating the slide of cheesecake and was discovered unconscious by a friend a day later.
Based on what they found at the scene, investigators determined that she had attempted to commit suicide.
But Tsvyk recovered from the overdose and swore she didn’t do anything to harm herself. She also realized that Nasyrova stole her passport, employment authorization card, a gold ring and cash. She put everything together and demanded that the leftover cheesecake be tested.
It was revealed that the cheesecake had indeed, been drugged, and Nasyrova was located and arrested. She was charged with attempted murder, burglary, assault, reckless endangerment and other charges.
It turns out that this wasn’t Nasyrova’s first time doing something so wicked. She had fled to New York back in 2014 to avoid a murder rap in the death of a Russian woman, whose burned body was uncovered shortly after she left.
Once safely in America, she enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of diamonds and furs, which were financed by the men that she continued to lure into her life.
We’re surprised it took so long for her to finally get caught, as it turns out she drugged and robbed many of these male victims before moving onto her next target.
Hopefully she stays behind bars for a long time to come.
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