We're learning that Chris Hansen, who is best known as the host of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” turned himself in to Connecticut police earlier this week (on Monday, January 14). A warrant had been issued after Hansen allegedly avoided police.

Police have charged the 59-year-old with bouncing checks. They allege that the TV star ordered promotional trinkets (mugs, t-shirts, etc.) from a company based in Stamford, Connecticut.

The check which Hansen used to pay the $13,000 bill bounced. Then business owner and television star went “back and forth for a period of time,” a police sergeant tells NBC News. They allege that in April 2018 Hansen gave the business owner another bad check.

Hansen was the host of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” until it was canceled in 2008. Back in 2015, he launched a Kickstarter to fund a new show, “Hansen vs. Predator,” where mugs and t-shirts were listed as incentives for donors.

Hansen was released, and he has promised to appear in court at a later date.

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