Jokes for all occasions: fraud

The hired man on a New England farm went on his first trip to the city. He returned wearing a scarf pin set with at least four carats bulk of radiance. The jewelry dazzled the rural belles, and excited the envy of the other young men. His employer bluntly asked if it was a real diamond.

“If it ain’t,” was the answer, “I was skun out o’ half a dollar.”