A shady businessman at a suit buttering up naive Sally Metcalfe outside of a hospital – you just know something dodgy is about to go down in Coronation Street. Poor Sally is about to fall victim to a nasty con as newcomer Duncan continues to pressure her for a charity grant from the council and she makes a catastrophic mistake.
It turns out that Duncan is a bit of a con man (shock!) and Sally falls right into his trap after he tries to pull at her heartstrings over what happened to his wife. Worried that the condition of young Jack Webster, whose foot is amputated after a sepsis infection, will make Sally hand over her workload to a colleague, Duncan ups his charm game.
As Sally agrees to process the cash for Duncans venture, Tim is worried that she is being too trusting and later in the week, he and Steve McDonald do some digging and discover that he was right to be concerned.
The find Duncans office cleared out and the trickster is nowhere to be seen and before long, Sally learns that a cool £40k of the councils money has gone walkies – putting her role as major and her liberty and reputation all at stake.
As Sally reels from the nasty con, the council inform her that they will need to inform the police – and there is a big worry that Sally could actually be implicated as a criminal associate of Duncans who did this deliberately!
Can she clear her name?