George Piper is a sleaze, and has been a bank teller for thirty years. His equally shady younger brother reminds him that one day soon, retirement must come, and along with that, a pension that will not cover all of George's expensive tastes. George's brother convinces him to get hold of a large sum of money, but George knows that he can not do this through embezzlement. Instead, after a gambler named Victor makes a large withdrawl, George visits Victor at his apartment and kills him. He takes Victor's money and hides it in a secret place in his teller's cash drawer at the bank. The police question George, but clear him of any wrongdoing. George's boss, however, ends up growing increasingly angry with George, and fires him for being so careless to do business with a gambler. He demands the key to the crash drawer where George hid the money.