A New York woman has been convicted of attempted murder after trying to use cheesecake to poison her lookalike and steal her identity.

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According to the Associated Press, 47-year-old Viktoria Nasyrova was found guilty of trying to kill 35-year-old Olga Tsvyk by lacing a cheesecake with a powerful sedative in 2016. She then stole Tsvyk's passport and other valuables. Nasyrova faces up to 25 years in prison when she is sentenced on March 21.

Upon Tsvyk's discharge from the hospital, she discovered her personal items missing. And law enforcement officers were able to use residue from the cheesecake container to test for the drug, Phenazepam, and lead them to Nasyrova.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz stated "The jury saw through the deception and schemes of the defendant. She laced a slice of cheesecake with a deadly drug so she could steal her unsuspecting victim's most valuable possession, her identity. Fortunately, her victim survived and the poison led right back to the culprit."

And here I was thinking that having an evil twin was simply the stuff of comic books. It'll certainly have me pausing every time I meet someone who looks vaguely similar to me. And for safety, I'll probably avoid eating cheesecake in the presence of those people that share some similarities with me. Can't be too safe.

According to the report, this isn't the first time Nasyrova has been accused of poisoning someone. In 2014 in her native Russia, she was accused of fatally drugging her neighbor, but Nasyrova has denied killing the woman, Alla Alekseenko.

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