A pair of con artists, Benny Polosky and Alison Peters, want to swindle a rich man, Presco Chalmers, and make up this story: Benny is the lawyer of Chalmers' dead uncle Albert Peters, Alison is his daughter. Albert robbed $200,000 from the Wilmington bank in 1901, opened an illegal account where he put all the money, got arrested, spent 20 years in jail, then began a new life in Chicago, started a business, married, raised a family, and died last year. The amount of the money in the bank has reached almost $3 million. Chalmers and Alison will get the money if they pay 10% to Benny for not telling authorities that the investment was illegal in the first place. Chalmers buys the made-up story. But Benny spoils everything at the last moment, when Chalmers is about to pay the money...
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