Woman Says She Was Left With $163 Tab After Man She Met On Dating Site Dined, Then Dashed

A woman from Van Nuys says she was conned after meeting a man on a dating site. As Diane Guilmette explains, she received a flattering message from the man she says she met on the dating site, Plenty of Fish.

She says, after a few messages, the two decided to meet at Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown LA.

When they got near to the end of the meal, not quite finished, he said he had to go make a phone call, about 15 minutes later, Guilmette realized he wasn’t coming back.

That’s when she took to social media and told her friends what had happened, posting pictures of the man police have identified as Paul Gonzales of Alta Loma.

Police say the man is also accused of failing to pay for a cut and color at a Burbank salon back in February, a story the news station reported on back then.

Guilmette says once she told her story online, other women came forward and shared their own stories.