Heck yes, get a uke. Not because of the fraud thing, but just because they're such fun. I never realised uke was a real instrument until relatively recently. Now I can't put 'em down. You can get a perfectly reasonable one for £25!
I agree with Seeso. You need to take up the uke. If you do decide to, a few uke people are trying to arrange a monthly meet-up somewhere around Maidstone if you're interested? You only need a couple of chords and you'll be set