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If he did not get your permission to check your credit I think you have a valid reason for a dispute. If he was sneaky and gave you paperwork to sign and you didn't read it and it authorized them to check your credit, then you would be on the hook if they don't agree with your dispute.
Moral of the story is NEVER just hand out your SSN like candy to every joker who asks for it. Make sure they have a legitimate reason for it. It should have tipped you off he's going to check your credit, but it's a lesson for dealing with the next idiot who asks for it. Unless they have a reason to check your credit you are ok with, tell them NO.