Poison Pastry Could Mean Lengthy Sentence For Accused Identity Thief

DA: Brooklyn Woman Should Serve Time For Serving Laced Cheesecake

Midday News
February 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
A slice of cheesecake topped with a cherry compote



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Sheepshead Bay woman is accussed of assault with a deadly confection.

The Queens District Attorney announced Wednesday, that a grand jury had indicted 42-year-old Victoria Nasyrova for a litany of charges including attempted murder, after she allegedly tried to poison a woman with cheesecake in a bid to steal her identity.

Queens DA Richard Brown said Nasyrova chose her victim because the two women looked alike.

"This is a bizarre and twisted crime that could have resulted in the death of a Queens woman, whose only fault was that she shared similar features with the defendant. Offering a gift of a cheesecake, the defendant is alleged to have laced the dessert with a Russian drug and presented it to the unsuspecting victim. Luckily, the Queens woman survived the poisoning," he said.

Authorities say Nasyrova visited the victim's home in August of 2016, where she gave her the poison laced dessert.

The victim said she started to feel sick after eating the cake and laid down. The next day a friend found her in bed, dressed in lingerie, surrounded by pills -- as if she had tried to kill herself, the DA said. The woman was taken to the hospital and survived.

Upon returning home from the hospital the victim found that her passport, employment authorization, a gold ring, and cash were missing.

Testing by Homeland Security agents determined that the cake, and pills found on the woman's floor were phenazepam.

Brown said that when Nasyrova was arrested in March of last year, authorities recovered the missing ring, passport, and employment card.

Charges against Nasyrova include attempted murder, burglary, reckless endangerment, and assault. She faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.