Canada at War: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Hide & Seek

His credentials as a Canadian chartered accountant were in perfect order. New York City's William T. Knott Co. had no hesitation in hiring the man who presented them. "Alexander Douglas Hume" started as accountant auditor, soon was upped to assistant treasurer. Early this year, just before the examiners came, the assistant treasurer and his pretty wife went skiing in Canada. They never came back. Missing from the Knott accounts was $275,984.

The New York district attorney's office had no difficulty in locating Alexander Douglas Hume. He was not the man they wanted. He was a major in the Canadian Army. The...