Working the Internal Affairs department, Joe Friday and partner Frank Smith are in the squadroom waiting for their next case. Small talk is made over Franks’ new puppy. A woman enters with a story about a policeman who she paid money to get her husband out of jail. After a month has gone by, her husband still hasn’t been released. She either wants her hubby, or her money back. Was he a real cop, or an imposter?
The woman claims to have checked for proper ID, and the cop is said to work in Auto Theft detail in City Hall. The cop is identified, investigated, suspended, but otherwise shows no signs of having any of the large sum of cash that was said to be given to him. Despite the adamant claim of the woman, the evidence isn’t matching up. Then some troubling word comes to Joe about the suspected cop.
Has the big break come in that will wrap up this case? It gets better when a huge lucky break falls in Joe’s lap to nab the blackmailer and extortionist. In the interrogation room, all the facts come out, and the truth about the cop is revealed. Did he do it, or not?