|“||Innocent? Ha! Once a thief, always a thief! He belongs behind bars!||„|
|~ Bowman justifying his crimes against Stealin' Stan.|
Wayne Bowman is the villain of the Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! episode "If You Can't Scooby-Doo the Time, Don't Scooby-Doo the Crime". He is the warden of the maximum security prison The Vault, who is revealed to have framed an inmate named Stealin' Stan to prevent him from leaving.
He was portrayed by Billy Gardell.
Wayne Bowman is the warden of The Vault and has exchanged many letters with Mystery Gang member Fred. He is obsessed with the security of the prison to the point of wrapping barbed wire around literally everything, including the pictures in his office, and refuses to allow any inmates to leave. There are multiple photos around the office of Warden Bowman with unnamed prisoners who he denied parole. When an inmate named Stealin' Stan was reputed to have escaped, Bowman refused to admit it, and was seemingly proven right when Stan's ghost began haunting the prison.
At the start of the episode, Bowman is being forced to sell the Vault to a developer because Stan's ghost has caused it to become abandoned. He asks Fred and the gang to solve the mystery, and it's shown that he attached laser cannons to sharks to act as security.
Midway through the episode, Bowman berates head guard Ravi for believing that Stealin' Stan was innocent. He claims that Ravi wants to think Stan was innocent because it was his fault Stan escaped and uses his favorite phrase: "Evidence doesn't lie". He then walks off to have a phone call with the developer who's buying the island.
Eventually, Stealin' Stan is revealed to have dressed up as his own ghost to break into Bowman's personal safe. Fred and Velma reveal that the safe contains evidence that Stealin' Stan was at a water park when Bowman claims he was committing his crimes. Bowman also blocked all Stan's letters to prevent him from getting a retrial. Bowman is arrested soon after.