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Police: 'Fake cop' was actually plain-clothes detective

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Spartanburg police said Thursday they have determined that a woman who said she was stopped by a fake cop last week was actually stopped by a plain-clothes detective.

According to police, the woman said she was driving on East Main Street about 8 a.m. Friday when she noticed a small, black vehicle with red-and-white flashing lights behind her. She said she stopped her vehicle in a parking lot.

The woman said a man walked up to her car, told her she was speeding and that she could be taken to jail, according to police. The woman said the man later told her that he was going to give her a warning and let her go, police said.

On Thursday, police said that they determined that a detective conducted a traffic stop at the same time and location as the woman described. They said that records showed that the woman's license plate number was checked by the detective during the stop.

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