Lifetime Movie IRL: Russian Fugitive Allegedly Poisons New York Friend’s Cheesecake In Attempt To Steal Her Identity!

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Quick, someone teach Lacey Chabert how to speak in a Russian accent!

A Russian woman allegedly tried to murder a lookalike friend by giving her a poison cheesecake so she could steal the woman’s identity.

According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Viktoria Nasyrova is being held without bail on charges including attempted murder, burglary, reckless endangerment, assault, unlawful imprisonment, grand larceny, and possession of stolen property.

The statement alleges that Nasyrova, a Russia native currently living in Brooklyn, had similar features to her friend Olga Tsvyk. Both possessed dark hair, the same complexion, and spoke Russian.

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Nasyrova had allegedly been on the run from the Russian law for two years — so when she discovered that Tsvyk had an affinity for cheesecake, the alleged fugitive saw the perfect opportunity to serve herself a new identity.

During the summer of 2016, the 42-year-old Nasyrova allegedly laced a piece of cheesecake with phenazepam — a powerful Russian-made tranquilizer — before bringing it to her dear friend.

The 35-year-old Queens woman “began to feel sick” after eating the deadly dessert before passing out — she later told investigators she last remembered seeing Nasyrova beside her inside her home.

Nasyrova then allegedly staged the scene to look like a suicide. Brown’s statement explained:

“The following day, the victim’s friend discovered her unconscious in her bed, dressed in lingerie with pills scattered around her body ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ as if the woman had attempted to kill herself.”

Luckily, the 35-year-old Queens woman survived the poisoning after being taken to the hospital for treatment.

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After being released from the hospital, she returned home and “realized that her passport and employment authorization card were missing, along with a gold ring and cash.”

While Nasyrova reportedly managed to evade authorities for nearly a year, she was captured March 20, 2017.

And, like all convincing Lifetime movie villains, she has an impressively felonious backstory. Nasyrova is wanted in Russia on murder charges in the 2014 death of Alla Aleksenko.

Officials say Nasyrova fled to New York after she was accused of swindling the 54-year-old out of her money. Nasyrova allegedly then seduced the lead detective in her prosecution, convincing him to facilitate her escape.

She has denied any involvement in Aleksenko’s death, and has not yet entered a plea to the charges in the indictment.

Poisoning cheesecake, seducing Russian prosecutors… this needs to be a Lifetime movie STAT.

[Image via Facebook.]

Mar 1, 2018 3:12pm PDT

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