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Wendell Business Owner Charged in Impersonating an Officer Scam

Posted April 15, 2008 7:36 p.m. EDT

— The president of a Wendell towing service is facing charges.

Ronnie Lee Shirley Jr., 35,  is accused of encouraging an employee to impersonate a law enforcement officer.

According to an arrest warrant, Shirley is the president of Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery.

Deputies said he encouraged Mark Prouse to pose as a sheriff's investigator while repossessing cars.

Prouse, who was arrested last month, is also facing charges in connection with the scam.