NJ airport worker admits using dead man’s ID
by AP News Now
September 07, 2012 02:15 PM | 491 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) _ An illegal immigrant from Nigeria who worked as a security supervisor at New Jersey’s Newark airport for 20 years has admitted using a murdered man’s identity.

Bimbo Oyewole (oh-YEH’-whoa-leh) pleaded guilty Friday to providing false identification when he applied for the job. He originally was charged with identity theft when he was arrested in May.

Under terms of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek probation when he’s sentenced on Oct. 19.

Oyewole admitted in court that he’s in the country illegally. It’s not known whether federal authorities will seek his deportation.

Authorities say Oyewole used the identity of Jerry Thomas. Thomas was shot outside a Queens, N.Y., YMCA in 1992.

Police in New York say Thomas sold his documents to a Nigerian cab driver, who then sold them to Oyewole.

Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides