The theme of the story today is about trust. A widow has her life savings to invest, so she goes to the imposing banker with the name to match. Is he as trustworthy as his name, and physical appearance imply? Though she thinks her savings might be beneath the amount the important banker will take to invest for her, he does, and seems to go the extra mile to handle her account with utmost confidence. The business lunch takes a personal note when the two share secrets, and even intimate nick names, Willy and Dilly. There’s just one big secret, there’s a con game going on here. The widow isn’t what she appears.
The old, stodgy banker feels as though he’s 25 again, as he has fallen in love with his phoney widow. Her accomplice is out to prove old Dilly is a crook, and shares a little of his plan to expose the old banker in a set up designed to catch him with his hand in the cookie jar. Will he fall for the proposition that will urge him to steal from his own firm? Is the banker as good of a judge of character as he thinks?
The accomplice makes his move. Though Dilly has tossed the con man out, will it be a matter of time before he melts and falls for the trap? Get ready for a good twist to the end, as one con deserves another.