Deputies: Man said he was Gov. Haley's bodyguard

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) -- A Chapin man has been arrested for claiming to be a personal bodyguard for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. 

Newberry County sheriff's deputies said Monday that 39-year-old William Scott Fowler had been charged with impersonating a police office and soliciting business as a private investigator. 

Deputies say they got a complaint a man was portraying himself as a State Law Enforcement Division agent assigned to the governor's security detail. Authorities say the man had also told people he was a private investigator. 

It wasn't known if Fowler has an attorney.  

Deputies said Fowler has several previously convictions that include forgery, impersonating an officer, credit card theft and defrauding a federally insured institution.

 

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