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'To Catch A Predator' Host Chris Hansen Arrested Over $13K In Bounced Checks

To Catch A Predator Chris Hansen Arrested Bounced Checks
Source: Getty Images; Stamford Police

Jan. 16 2019, Published 1:53 p.m. ET

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The tables have turned for To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen. As has learned, the TV star known for his series about confronting criminals has been arrested for issuing bad checks and failing to pay $13,000 in marketing materials to a vendor in Stamford, Connecticut.

According to Promotional Sales Limited of Summer Street owner, Peter Psichopaidas, Hansen, 59, agreed to pay him the sum of money after ordering a series of materials from him. These included ceramic mugs, T-shirts and vinyl decals.

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Psichopaidas gave Hansen plenty of time to pay his debt, and various opportunities, but every time the former show host would hand him a check, it would bounce.

Hansen — who The National ENQUIRER caught cheating on wife Mary Joan Hansen in 2011 — repeatedly apologized to Psichopaidas for his failed payment attempts, even telling him via email that he had to sell a boat to get him the cash.

"Peter ... I truly thought I had this covered," Hansen wrote, according to the affidavit obtained by Stamford Advocate. "I am scrambling to get it done. Please give me till the end of the day. I sold a boat to cover the rest of this and need to pick up the payment this afternoon."

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After Psichopaidas gave Hansen an ultimatum to pay his debt, the TV journalist promised that his loyal wife would deliver a check in that amount to the vendor's office; however, she never arrived.

Despite Hansen's pleas, Psichopaidas then alerted authorities about the broke star's case. An arrest warrant was issued, and Hansen turned himself in to police this Monday, January 14. He was released without bond hours later.

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