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

      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.


      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.)

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