Deputies: Man said he was Gov. Haley's bodyguard
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:28:00 GMT —
NEWBERRY, SC (WACH / 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.
According to a warrant issued by SLED, Fowler is accused of presenting forged documents to obtain a law enforcement license plate for his vehicle last July. He also presented himself as a private investigator. Unless one has a license provided by SLED, it is illegal to work as a private investigator in South Carolina.
It wasn't known if Fowler has an attorney.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)