Aircraft, Airport, Aircraft Specification

Who Is The Dumb Bimbo Here?

Who Is The Dumb Bimbo Here?

The TSA staff who watches the baggage scanners at Newark airport are not really top-notch law enforcement officers, but anyone and everyone who works at an airport has to go though stringent security checks- maybe back 5 generations and only those with squeaky clean records can think of getting an airport security job. 

Take the case of a 20-year veteran airport security officer, Jerry Thomas who worked at the Newark Liberty International Airport.

The model employee

Thomas was a model employee who climbed the ranks and then went onto becoming a supervisor in charge of 30 guards. That was when he was arrested on an identity fraud charge. It turned out that Thomas’ real name was Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole and that the real Jerry Thomas had been murdered in 1992. That was when Oyewole stole Thomas’ identity and started working in Newark as a security guard. FJC Security Services had carried out a background check before he was hired and it primarily depended on fingerprint identification.

The almost perfect crime

Neither Thomas nor Oyewole had ever been fingerprinted in the past and the agency presumed that everything was on the level. Oyewole aced the state & federal background checks too and he even earned a few gold stars. He was finally arrested in 2012 but even then, his arrest could not even be attributed to the additional heightened security measures that had been set up at the airport after the 9/11 terrorist act. He was in fact caught after an anonymous tipster alerted the authorities in 2012.

Fast Aviation Data
  • Navigation
  • Discover your world of Aviation We are Inspired
    • Prepare your flight on time with the use of the Preflight Planning Airport Directory “Prepare to stay ahead“ Jack Straw
    • See the forgotten planes inside the Aircraft Information System “Let’s not forget“ Erwin Schluch
    • Manage your travel time by using the Airport Time and Distance Calculator “Find extra time to enjoy life“ Ken Johnson
    • Create your own private aircraft album by adding your favorite plane to the Aircraft Information System “Build on your aviation hobby“ Abbigail Stone
    • Estimate your fuel trip cost using the Airport Time, Distance and Fuel Calculator “Every cents counts“ Kiko Grant
    • Know your planes with the Aircraft Information System “What’s that plane flying above“ Liza Davied
    • Save yourself time searching for airport contacts. The Preflight Planning Airport Directory covers 8,448 worldwide airports “Time = Money = Success“ Tony Dikanovech
    • Go direct to your aircraft ground handler with the Preflight Planning Airport Directory “Eliminate third party expenses“ Teresa Suave
    • Collect and store all your aircraft images on the Aircraft Information System “Stay in tune with your dreams“ Timothy Donohue
    • Revise your flying time with the Aircraft Time & Distance Calculator “Not knowing can be expensive“ Lenny Chavez