[ISN] 'Dead Man Walking' Tricks Airport Into Giving Him Top Security Job

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 03:04:53 -0500 (CDT)

By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
May 16, 2012

The TSA may have its eagle sights set on your underwear and water 
bottle, but it failed to miss the real security threat under its nose, 
it was revealed Monday, after a supervisor holding a top security job in 
a New Jersey airport was arrested for using the stolen identity of a 
dead man.

Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole, known to his fellow workers as “Jerry Thomas,” 
obtained his job as a security guard supervisor at the Newark Liberty 
International Airport with credentials he’d allegedly stolen in 1992 
from a petty criminal who was shot and killed in New York that year, 
according to CBS.

Authorities say Oyewole, who entered the U.S. illegally in 1989, began 
using Thomas’ birth certificate and Social Security number three weeks 
before he was murdered, though there’s no immediate evidence that he was 
involved in Thomas’ death. He used these documents to obtain a New 
Jersey driver’s license in Thomas’ name, as well as a state security 
guard license, airport identification and credit cards.

He used the fraudulent documents to gain employment with several 
contractors at the Newark airport, most recently with FJC Security 


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