Buck Oliver was a teenage boy who was involved in a counterfeit scheme known as the Green Ring Conspiracy. His guardian, Jebediah Skint, was one of the supervisors of the conspiracy, and worked with Archie Haggler to carry out the distribution of the counterfeit money. Skint and Buck were sent to Oddessy to make certain the money was secure. While they were there, Buck applied for a job at a local ice cream shop known as Whit's End, in order to gain access to an appleberry phone that belonged to another member of the sheme, Derk Beggs.