‘Russian fugitive who re-invented herself, living in Brooklyn, NY accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake’
A woman already wanted for murder in Russia is nabbed after she ‘ fled to Brooklyn to escape murder charges’
In her latest crime Viktoria Nasyrova is accused of poisoning her look-alike with tranquilizer-laced cheesecake in an attempt to steal her identity, while on the lam
Nasyrova, 42, is also accused of fleeing Russia in 2014 after allegedly killing 54-year-old Alla Alekseenko, in Krasnoda
She reportedly seduced the lead detective in her prosecution, before fleeing to New York
The fugitive from Krasnoda, Russia was arrested March 20, 2017 in Brooklyn after finally being tracked down due to her latest alleged crime.
She was arraigned Tuesday on a 10-count indictment with charges including attempted murder, burglary and assault
Her latest victim, Olga Tsvyk, 35, was found passed out with pills staged around her to look like suicide – Tsvyk ,originally from Ukraine similarly speaks Russian
Nasyrova visited the Queens home of fellow Russian immigrant, Tsvyk, in 2016 bearing a cheesecake tainted with phenazepam, a powerful Russian-made tranquilizer
Tsvyk, who bears a striking resemblance to Nasyrova, became ill and passed out, after she ate of the cheesecake gift – She was found in her home which had been staged to look like a suicide
Nasyrova allegedly boosted the victim’s passport, employment card, gold ring and cash
The suspect was tracked down after three years on the run by a private detective Herman Weisberg
Weisberg was commissioned by Nadezda Ford, the daughter of her Russian victim Alekseenko, who learned her mother’s suspected killer was living near her in Brooklyn
She faces 25 years in prison if convicted
Viktoria Nasyrova was arraigned Tuesday on a 10-count indictment including charges of attempted murder, burglary and assault.
A Russian fugitive with a taste for expensive furs has been accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake and then stealing her identity and other property and hiding out in the United States.
Although she had previously been arrested for shoplifting, authorities didn’t pick up the fact Viktoria Nasyrova was ‘wanted by Interpol for this murder,’ so she continued her life of crime and deception with impunity, police said.
Irrepressible identity thief Viktoria Nasyrova [left], tried using tainted soup to kill lookalike Olga Tsvyk, [right], after failed attempt with poisonous cheesecake
Nasyrova was arrested in May of 2016 for stealing two furs worth $532 from a Century 21, but wasn’t flagged as an international fugitive at the time.
The 42-year-old woman was arrested March 20, 2017 in Brooklyn after finally being tracked down due to her latest alleged crime wave of catfishing, before drugging and robbing her male victims.
She was arraigned Tuesday on a 10-count indictment including charges of attempted murder, burglary, assault and others.
Unrepentant killer: Viktoria Nasyrova in custody, right, says ‘I’m not a killer’
Nasyrova is also accused of fleeing Krasnoda, Russia for New York in 2014 after allegedly killing another woman, Alla Alekseenko , 54, and seducing the lead detective in her prosecution.
Having re-invented herself in New York, Nasyrova continued with her life of crime.
Prosecutors say Nasyrova [right], visited the Queens home of the fellow Russian speaker, Ukrainian immigrant Olga Tsvyk in 2016, bearing a cheesecake tainted with phenazepam, a powerful Russian-made tranquilizer.
The 37-year-old victim, who bears a striking resemblance to Nasyrova, ate the cheesecake, became ill and passed out, prosecutors said.
She was found the next day on her bed unconscious and dressed in lingerie with pills scattered about as if she tried to kill herself.
The victim later realized her passport, employment card, a gold ring and cash were missing.
Nasyrova allegedely plotted her way into the victim’s home by requesting to come over to Tsvyk’s Forest Hills home to get her eyelashes done because of a scheduling conflict and an upcoming vacation: “She called me before and said she’s going to bring me
cheesecake — it’s from the best bakery in Brooklyn.”
Nasyrova ate two pieces before sharing a third slice with Tsvyk, who nibbled at the cheesecake and was soon vomiting. But Nasyrova waas not done.
After the poisoned cheesecake plot failed to kill Olga Tsvyk, Nasyrova served up another poison coktail, this time in chicken broth to the already ailing Tsvyk who said : “She wanted to kill me,” Tsvyk told the Daily News in an exclusive interview.
“She was not sure the poison stayed in me because I threw up.”
Victim: Olga Tsyvk “In some pictures, we really do look the same,” said Tsvyk. “We look like two sisters.”
She spent the night sick in bed, and remained in a daze when Nasyrova appeared at her home the next morning with the chicken soup.
The victim slipped into a coma after eating some soup, wound up spending three days in the hospital as she recovered. Her sister flew in from Ukraine to nurse her while Nasyrova allegedly hit town with her new identity.
According to Tsvyk, her would be killer fled with her passport, employment authorization card, a gold ring and cash. Nasyrova also made about $100,000 by selling off her clothes and jewelry as she struggled to survive.
If convicted, Nasyrova faces up to 25 years in prison.
Nasyrova is also accused of fleeing to US six years ago after allegedly killing another woman, Alla Alekseenko, and then seducing the lead detective in her prosecution
Nasyrova’s role in the fate of Alekseenko was confirmed when traffic cameras spotted the body in the front seat of her car. Investigators said the motive for the murder was robbery
Nasyrova is also wanted in Russia for the murder of a Alla Alekseenko whose remains were found burned and buried two miles from her home in Krasnodar.
The victim’s body was spotted in the front seat of Nasyrova’s car by traffic cameras, Investigators said robbery was the motivate.
The victim’s daughter, Nadezda Ford, said she got a text message purporting to be from her missing mother shortly after her mother’s disappearance saying: ‘Sweetie, don’t worry about me, I’ll notify you about where I am soon enough.’
But the message came after traffic camera footage appeared to show her mother dead in Nasyrova’s passenger seat on the day she disappeared, October 5, 2014.
Viktoria Nasyrova is also wanted in Russia for the slaying of a Alla Alekseenko [photo, left]. Right seen with her daughter Nadezda Ford, whose dogged determination led to the arrest of the fugitive.
The suspect was implicated after the victim’s body was spotted in the front seat of her car by traffic cameras. Investigators said she was motivated by money. Her remains were found burned and buried two miles from her home in Krasnodar.
False trail: Nadezda Ford, said she got a text message purporting to be from her missing mother shortly after her mother’s disappearance saying: ‘Sweetie, don’t worry about me, I’ll notify you about where I am soon enough.’ But the text came after the time-stamped security footage.
Alekseenko’s body was found months later, and investigators found $17,000 in cash and jewelry missing from her home.
Nasyrova has denied any part in the Alekseenko murder.
Nasyrova allegedly settled into her home in, Brooklyn, where she enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of diamonds and furs, paid for by the men she lured into her life, according to police
Back in Krasnoda, she allegedly robbed Alekseenko [photo] of $17,000 in cash and jewelry after killing and burying the 54-year-old in an unmarked grave, before fleeing Russia
Nasayrova was allegedly able to escape Russia by having sex with a local police officer. By November that year she had fled to New York.
Once settled into her home in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, police said she enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of diamonds and furs, paid for by the men she lured into her life.
She allegedly drugged and robbed each male before moving onto her next target.
Nasayrova was eventually tracked down last year by a private detective Herman Weisberg, who was approached by Ford after she learned her mother’s suspected killer was living near to her in Brooklyn.
Revealing the lead source , ‘A Good Samaritan who knew the daughter of the murdered Russian woman got in touch with me and told me the story,’ Weisberg said.
‘She offered to pay whatever cost for me to track her down and bring her to justice.’
Ford ‘was living in fear of this woman, had already moved once and was heartbroken over the loss of her mother,’ said Weisberg.
Herman Weisberg [left], finally tracked down the fugitive, Viktoria Nasyrova, [right] three years after she went on the run from a murder rap
The team found the vehicle, a Chrysler 300, and began a stakeout. Weisberg’s discovery paid off – they’d located the mysterious fugitive.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce described Nasyrova a: ‘a con artist who meets people online through a dating site and then drugs them at some point, and takes their property from them and flees’.
She was arrested on an open warrant for the alleged seduction robberies after Weisberg alerted investigators to her location, since Russia doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the U.S.
‘She embarked on a life of crime here, and we don’t have the whole story yet. We only have bits and pieces’, Boyce added.
‘What’s incredible is that Nasyrova wasn’t living like she was on the lam – we pictured her out shopping for a 50-inch widescreen TV,’ said Weisberg.
‘We think she was empowered by her previous arrest for shoplifting, which didn’t pick up the fact she wanted by Interpol for this murder.’
Nasyrova was arrested in May of 2016 for theft but wasn’t flagged as an international fugitive at the time: ‘It would have made her feel like she had slipped the net,’ said Weisberg.
Since she’s being held in jail, she’s mostly blinded during a fight when she claims other inmates ganged up on her and beat her
She claims a security guard just stood by and watched as another inmate punched her and smashed her head into a wall, leaving her nose broken and herself mostly blind
Since coming to jail Nasyrova was mostly blinded during a fight when she claims other inmates ganged up on her and beat her.
She said that on Jan 3 she was cornered in the television room at the Rose M Singer Center on Riker’s Island and people started to ‘threaten and harass her,’ according to notice of claim filed against the city.
One of the women insisted she and Nasyrova ‘talk’ by the showers, and a Department of Corrections officer followed. But Nasyrova said the officer did not step up and do anything when the woman began punching her in the face and slamming her head into a wall.
She ended up with a broken nose and has almost no visibility in either of her eyes.
‘When I opened my eyes, I don’t see nothing, I can now only see white,’ she said in a jail house interview.
‘Now I have the same vision. I cannot see now. No colors, no shape. Nothing.’
At the other end of the spectrum, Aleksenko’s daughter, Nadia Ford, who doggedly investigated her mother’s disappearance and convinced Russian officials to pursue the murder case, has little sympathy for Nasyrova’s misfortune.
“The place where she at, it’s a prison, it’s not like a vacation,” Ford said. “When you do this stuff, you bring it on (yourself).”