I was watching the TV show "White Collar" (episode: Forging Bonds).
Neal Caffrey is a bond forger.
Neal is planning to steal money from a rich man named Adler.
Neal needs some money to meet Adler, so he cashes bonds that he forged.
This catches the attention of FBI agent Peter Burke.
Below is a conversation between Neal and Peter.
Neal: Cashing those bonds was a calculated risk. But it was worth it for the con we were about to run on Adler.
Peter: Yeah, but bankrolling them got us our first visual on you.
Does "bankroll" mean "cash" in the above sentence?
According to my dictionary, "bankroll" means "finance" as a verb. But I am not sure if this applies to the above conversation.
Note: The episode's transcript can be found at: