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Sandy Sandover is in many ways an ideal employee. A company accountant, he is fastidious in keeping his expenses low always taking the train instead of flying to meetings and staying at the YMCA instead of a hotel. He's described as being probably the only senior employee who has never taken a personal trip at company expense. What no one realizes is that he has been embezzling money from the company so expertly that no one has ever noticed and the company books has passed all audits. He's hoping to run off with secretary Lita Krail leaving behind his wife Beth, who happens to be a close personal friend of Perry Mason. When Krail is found dead, Sandy admits to beating her with a large ashtray but the autopsy suggests she was probably already dead when he did it. When Beth Sandover is charged with murder, Perry defends her. Written by
A nice mystery that proves people can be too smart
In an episode that had everything going its way- the ending seemed to dampen the spirit of the entire show. I know that the writers are trying to find different ways to bring an exciting end to the stories conclusion but having someone get up from the witness-stand and ramble around while confessing seemed a poor way to end a rather nice mystery.
The story involves Clem 'Sandy Sandover that works as an accountant in what appears to be a investment company. He is so stingy that he even counts every pen and pencil in his office. The rest of the office believes that Sandover is a strange unwise person that would never take anything from the company- not even a paper clip. However Sandover has them fooled.
Over the 20 years of his employment, he has embezzled a large amount of money from the company where even an audit of the company's books appear to be in order. Now he is ready to take the money and leave his wife for a life with a young secretary of the office. However when he leaves someone has set-him-up when he discoverers the daily money intake of the company in one of his suitcases. And he knows that they will trace that money back to him.
He is able to get the money back to the company safe before the detection but it is clear that someone wants him fired. When he visits the secretary, Lita Krail, she is with another man which inflames Sandover.
It will not be long before Lita Krail is found dead and the evidence points not to Mr Sandover- but to his wife as the murderer. Perry, an old friend, will defend Ms Sandover in court.
By the time the court proceeding end, people in the courtroom will find out that Clem 'Sandy' Sandover is not a dumb as people believe. In fact, perhaps to smart.
A nice show with a good mystery.
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