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Woman Tries To Kill Lookalike With Soup After Poisoned Cheesecake Failed

An identity thief used cheesecake and chicken soup to poison her victim.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

An identify thief is accused of using food to poison her victim. Viktoria Nasyrova (seen above) allegedly gave Olga Tsvyk poisoned cheesecake in Queens, New York and then tried to serve her tainted chicken broth while she was recovering, according to the New York Daily News.

“She wanted to kill me,” 37-year-old Tsvyk said. “She was not sure the poison stayed in me because I threw up."

The August 2016 incident happened when the 42-year-old suspect came to the victim's salon and promised to bring her a delicious treat.

“She called me before and said she’s going to bring me cheesecake — it’s from the best bakery in Brooklyn," said the victim. “It’s like a very bad movie. Sometimes I really don’t believe it happened to me.”

Nasyrova ate two pieces (and shared a third with Tsvyk). She began to vomit and had to stay sick in bed. That's when Nasyrova showed at her home the next day with the chicken soup. The victim drank it and then slipped into a coma. According to her, the suspect dressed her in a nightgown and tossed pills around her bed to make the area look like a suicide.

She spent three days in the hospital and is recovering.

Tsvyk, who is originally from Ukraine, said the suspect, who is from Russia, took with her passport, employment authorization card, a gold ring and cash. She collected approximately $100,000 by selling off her clothes and jewelry. The victim believes that Tsvyk was trying to steal her identity. She admits that they do resemble each other. 

“In some pictures, we really do look the same,” said Tsvyk. “We look like two sisters.”

Law enforcement agents with the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the dessert was laced with the Russian tranquilizer Phenazepan, according to the Guardian. The pills tested positive of the same drug.

Nasyrova was arrested in March 2017 and indicted this week on attempted murder, burglary, assault and other charges. She pleaded not guilty, according to Newsweek. She has been jailed without bail and her next court date is slated for May 25.

She faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.


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