Effie Perine is in tears, but is it over something she did wrong? Sam comforts her, and dictates his report to her. He had gone to a client who needs help locating her long lost husband. Sam is familiar with her story, and the scam she has fallen into. Though she is amazed he knows about it before she can tell it, it’s an old con that Sam knows all about.
It doesn’t take much for Effie to pull out the records that Sam needs, although she seems to be having trouble knitting argyle socks. Pedro Rodriguez is tied to other gangsters who claim a Spanish prisoner needs help getting bailed out. In return, treasure troves of gold will be repaid to the one helping him. Sam convinces the not so bright gangsters he wants to be in on the scam too. Sam has one problem, he looks too honest to satisfy Lola that’s he’s a real crook.
Suspicions break out in fist fights, which means Sam wakes up from a thump on the head. Getting hold of his cop friend, Dundee, Sam tries to turn the matter over to the bunko squad. Things escalate fast when murder enters the picture. When Effie tells how she grabbed the wrong file, Sam learns he’s not dealing with a simple con game, but with counterfeiters. Not one to take being conned, Sam manages to turn the tables for justice.