STAMFORD, Connecticut — The former host of “To Catch a Predator,” Chris Hansen, was arrested by police for allegedly bouncing checks at a business he owed money to, police say.
According to NBC News, in ‘summer 2017, Hansen bought about $13,000 worth of promotional items, like hats, shirts and mugs from a local company, and paid for them with a check that bounced.’
Hansen then wrote another bad check to cover the expense. Following the second bounced check, the TV host made arrangements to pay the business in installments but never followed through, police say.
Hansen turned himself in on the felony charge Monday. He has since been released.
Hansen is known for his work on Dateline NBC, in particular the former segment “To Catch a Predator,” which revolved around catching potential Internet sex predators using a sting operation.
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