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S.C. chief accused of stealing, selling seized guns

May 14, 2010 9:46:00 PM - thestate.com
A South Carolina police chief has been charged with misconduct after authorities say he stole and then sold guns.

The State Law Enforcement Division says 38-year-old Bernard Lloyd Wilson II of Pelzer was arrested Friday.

Between September 2004 and January of this year, SLED says Wilson sold at pawnshops more than 10 rifles and pistols that had been seized by his officers. Agents say he used the money for the benefit of his police department.

But an arrest warrant says Wilson bought some guns back, then resold them at a higher price and kept that money for himself.

Wilson was at the Anderson County jail Friday awaiting a bond hearing. It was not clear if he had an attorney, and a message left at the West Pelzer police department was not immediately returned.

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