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“To Catch a Predator” host arrested for bouncing checks

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The host of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” has been arrested in Connecticut for bouncing checks.

The Stamford Advocate reports Chris Hansen was arrested Monday for writing a bad check and failing to pay $13,000 to a marketing material vendor.

An affidavit says Hansen agreed to pay the bill before receiving the goods in September 2017.  Three months after receiving invoices for the goods, a check from Hansen News LLC was sent for the entire amount.

Police say that check bounced.  The vendor contacted Hansen who apologized and tried to make a partial payment.  The vendor refused and filed a complaint with police in April.

The affidavit also says Hansen agreed to speak with police at the station, but never showed up.

That was followed by a promise by Hansen to make four partial payments, which the vendor refused, and then a promise that his wife would drop off a check, but she never showed up.

Hansen then sent a personal check which also bounced.

Police say Hansen emailed the vendor apologizing and saying he just sold a boat and was waiting to get the funds from that sale.  He promised to get the vendor the money by the end of that day.

Again, the check never showed up.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Hansen and he turned himself in to police Monday.

“To Catch a Predator” was canceled in 2008.


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