To Catch a … check bouncer? Chris Hansen, the former host of To Catch a Predator, has been accused of bouncing checks and refusing to pay a whopping $13,000 total to a local Connecticut vendor for some marketing products he received. On Monday, January 14, he was charged for issuing a bad check and was later released without bond.
Hansen previously ordered 355 ceramic mugs, 288 T-shirts, and 650 vinyl decals with Peter Psichopaidas, owner of Promotional Sales Limited of Summer Street, according to a four-page arrest affidavit obtained by Stamford Advocate. Police said Hansen agreed to pay the $12,998.05 balance before the goods were delivered to him.
He sent the check via a person who worked for him with Hansen News LLC on it (three months after the invoice in September 2017). The check bounced — and Psichopaidas was fuming! “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,” the affidavit revealed.
Hansen had been acting super shady ever since the check bounced. First, he apologized and attempted to make a partial payment, but Psichopaidas wasn’t having it. Hansen even agreed to make a statement at the Stamford police station, but the liar never showed up!
He even went as far to say his wife, Mary Joan Hansen, would deliver the check. In 2011, National Enquirer exclusively reported that Hansen was two-timing his wife with a woman young enough to be his daughter, news anchor Kristyn Caddell. Let’s just say we can’t imagine Mary wanting to do the troubled former TV star any favors…
Finally, in April 2018, Psichopaidas got a personal check from Hansen … that bounced AGAIN! “Peter … I truly thought I had this covered,” Hansen wrote in an email three days later, according to the affidavit. “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.”
Hopefully Hansen gets his s–t … and some money … together.