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When forger Bill Butters realizes that the police are on his tail, he urges his daughter Peggy to flee. Soon after, Bill is arrested and sentenced to jail by Judge Farrell. Meanwhile, Peggy accepts a job at a beach resort where she meets and marries Dick Van Courtland, the son of a wealthy society matron and ward of Judge Farrell. Clara Ramerez, who planned to marry Dick, decides to break up the marriage by revealing the true profession of Peggy's father. When Bill learns of Clara's plans, he breaks out of jail and forges a document that declares that Peggy is the missing daughter of Judge Farrell. The judge, who has learned to love Peggy, lets the deception stand and accepts Peggy as his daughter and Dick's wife.