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Why was Chris Hansen, former host of To Catch a Predator arrested?

Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen, host of To Catch a Predator is no stranger to issues with the law- but normally he is the one helping to uncover those who are doing unlawful acts. Now the television host is on the other side of the legal process and has been arrested himself. Why was Chris Hansen, host of To Catch a Predator arrested? 

Why was Chris Hansen, host of To Catch a Predator arrested?

Chris Hansen, the longtime host of NBC’s To Catch a Predator was arrested Monday morning after turning himself into the Stamford Police Department in Connecticut. A warrant was sent out for Hansen’s arrest on a felony charge of issuing a bad check causing the 59-year-old to give himself up. 

The fraudulent check dates back to the summer of 2017 when Hansen bought about $13,000 worth of promotional items such as 288 shirts, 355 mugs and  650 vinyl decals from a local company in his hometown. When the check bounced the owner reached out to Hansen who then wrote another one that also bounced. “The owner and Hansen go back and forth for a period of time,” said Stamford Sgt. Sean Scanlan. 

Chris Hansen

At first, Hansen refused to speak to authorities, which caused them to issue the warrant for his arrest. When he did eventually turn himself in he was charged with issuing a bad check and was then released on a promise to appear in court for the charges.

Hansen or his lawyers (it’s not clear if he even has representation yet) have not yet commented on the arrest or the case. The listed number for Hansen in his Connecticut hometown has also been disconnected. 

Hansen was the host of NBC’s To Catch a Predator from 2004-2007. He also hosted the spinoffs To Catch an I.D. Thief and To Catch a Con Man.

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