A woman has been convicted of trying to kill a beautician with a poisoned cheesecake to steal her identity.
Viktoria Nasyrova, 47, brings dessert to women’s home New York City Went home during my August 2016 lash appointment.
Nasyrova is said to have eaten two slices of the cheesecake before giving the third to 35-year-old Olga Tsvyk.
Ms Tsyvk, who survived the incident, was found unconscious – prosecutors said Nasyrova sprinkled the pills around her body to make it look like a suicide before taking her passport and valuables.
It was later discovered that the cheesecake contained a powerful sedative called Benazepam. Nasyrova was arrested after her DNA was found on the box.
The trial was told the two women looked alike, with dark hair and a similar complexion.
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said jurors “saw through the defendant’s deceit and conspiracy.”
“She put a deadly drug on a slice of cheesecake so she could steal the unsuspecting victim’s most valuable possession – her identity.
“Fortunately, her victim survived and the poison returned to the culprit.”
A man also testified that Nasirova poisoned him with fish in her apartment after they met on a dating app.
Ruben Borukhov said he passed out within minutes and later found his watch was missing and thousands of dollars in charges appeared on his credit card.
Prior to her arrest, Nasirova was also on the Interpol red list after she was accused of fleeing Russia in 2014 for killing a neighbor.
She was allegedly caught on CCTV with the woman’s body on the passenger seat of her car.
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Nasyrova denied the allegations in a 2017 interview with CBS, claiming the photos were fake and she was framed by police.
She also told the New York Post that she had been a sadist in New York — and suggested that the cheesecake incident was food poisoning.
Nasyrova faces 25 years in prison when she is sentenced next month.