There’s a 45-year-old guy named Paul Guadalupe Gonzales from Pasadena, California, and he was running a hell of a scam for the past few years.

Paul would meet women on dating apps . . . go on dates with them to nice restaurants all over the L.A. area. . . and then DISAPPEAR on them before the bill was paid.

He did it at least 10 times between May of 2016 and April of this year, and eight of the women covered the bill.  The restaurants handled the other two.

Well . . . the cops finally figured out his identity in July, and he was arrested on Saturday.

And even though dining-and-dashing on 10 dates might not sound like a major crime, apparently it is.  He’s facing 10 felony charges for things like extortion and grand theft . . . and he could get up to 13 YEARS in prison.

(CW 5 – Los Angeles)