| The Two Georges|
POD: c. mid-1760s
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Nationality:||North American Union|
|Date of Birth:||20th century|
|Occupation:||Police officer, Forensics expert|
|Professional Affiliation:||Royal American Mounted Police|
Major Michael Foster was with the Royal American Mounted Police and based in Victoria. He was youthful looking, resembling a university undergraduate more than a police officer despite the two service hashmarks on his uniform indicating at least 10 years of service.
He was a RAM forensics expert and accompanied Lieutenant General Sir Horace Bragg on his train trip from Victoria to New Liverpool when the Sons of Liberty stole The Two Georges'. Colonel Thomas Bushell indicated he should talk with Sgt. Singh of the New Liverpool Police who had done the first workup of the crime scene. Foster agreed but also said he would go over the site himself. This could have meant eagerness but the tone sounded condescending to Bushell, suggesting that someone named Singh might not have done an adequate job.
The day after Major Foster's arrival in New Liverpool, Colonel Bushell received a ransom demand in the post. In addition to the typewritten note was a photograph of the painting with a hand and arm thrusting a newspaper in front of it. The newspaper had a headline announcing the theft.
Major Foster carefully examined the note and photo and the envelope they came in but found nothing in the way of evidence. He found only Bushell's fingerprints on the note and photo. While he found many prints on the envelope, since it had come through the mails, those were likely to be those of postal workers who had processed it.