A charmer who deliberately skipped out on paying the bill following a number of costly dates is facing a lengthy prison sentence after he was charged with extortion.
The man at the centre of the unusual case Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, is facing prosecution after he deliberately and shamefully racked up an enormous debt by leaving unsuspecting women with the hefty bill following their date.
Gonzales who lured 10 women into his scam via dating websites such as Bumble and Plenty of Fish, racked up the debt after he intentionally brought all of his dates to pricey restaurants in Los Angeles.
The scammer who on one occasion left a one woman $950 bill after he ordered two expensive meals, worked his scam by inviting the women on lavish dates before bailing on the bill moments before it was due to arrive.
According to CBS News, all of the women who were stung by the scam were left in a compromising position by the con-man after he would tell them he was just going to the bathroom or he was going to make a phonecall before the bill arrived.
All ten women who have decided to assist prosecutors in order to convict Gonzales, say they were left embarrassed and humiliated by Gonzales who apparently carried out his scam for a number of weeks.
Although some of the restaurants let the unsuspecting women off from paying the bill, some of his victims were left out of pocket by the scam artist.
Gonzales who could now face 13 years in prison for extortion and Grand Theft was apparently caught after CCTV footage which was released to the media showed him fleeing a restaurant in order to avoid paying another expensive bill.
Prosecutors say the hefty prison sentence is warranted due to the fact that Gonzales deliberately defrauded the restaurants involved and intentionally set up a third party to take the fall.
It is reported that a Mexican restaurant owner informed police of Gonzales whereabouts after he seen the CCTV footage on TV.
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