Clive plans to sell a fake painting
HE’S PLANNING AN ART SCAM…
Criminal Clive gets set to pocket a fortune this week – and only Frank can stop him.
The scammer has done a great job of convincing smitten Leyla that he’s a good guy but, in reality, Clive’s working out how to swindle his next victim.
When culture vulture Pollard mentions an art exhibition is being opened locally, Clive is all ears and invites Leyla, Frank and Megan to go to the event with him. From the moment he mentions it, Frank’s suspicious of what Clive’s real intentions are, and tries to dig deeper into his former cellmate’s plan.
What Frank knows for sure is that Clive has no interest at all in the finer points of art criticism, nor does he wish to become a patron for local creatives. So as he and the rest of their party arrive at the venue, Frank very carefully watches Clive in action.
Everything becomes clear when Pollard spots a buyer he knows called Eleanor and heads over to say hello. Clive explains that Eleanor is his target, and his plan is to flog her a fake painting. Frank can’t believe that the con man would be so bold as to operate this scam on their doorstep, or that Eleanor – a consummate art appreciator – will even fall for his ruse.
Will Frank speak up and reveal Clive to be the scammer he is, or will he let his old pal deceive Eleanor out of a lot of hard-earned cash?
Will Frank blow the whistle on Clive’s swindle?