Crime

‘To Catch a Predator’ host Chris Hansen arrested for bounced checks

The television host who became a pop culture phenomenon through his confrontation with alleged child predators is now on the other side of the law.

Chris Hansen, the former host of “To Catch a Predator,” is now facing charges in Connecticut related to claims that he passed bad checks totaling nearly $13,000 in exchange for services received.

The 59-year-old public figure is accused of ordering a variety of promotional and marketing materials from Promotional Sales Limited and its owner, Peter Psichopaidas.

Police reports indicate the business contact law enforcement to file a complaint about seven months after delivering the invoice to Hansen in September 2017.

Hansen allegedly failed to show up for a meeting with Stamford police and Psichopaidas reportedly declined his offer of making partial payments. A check delivered in April 2018 subsequently came back due to insufficient funds.

“I told Chris that I understood that he may have trouble, but that nearly $13,000 is a lot of money to a ‘mom-and-pop’ business and it is not fair that he accepted the material but hasn’t paid for it,” said police investigator Sean Coughlin.

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