Commanders, by now you may have heard the rumours circulating regarding the recent charity art auction held by the Addyson and Tuvya Foundation. It seems that many (perhaps all) of the art pieces sold at the auction were replaced on the night of the gala by fake copies sufficient to elude immediate detection. We will begin an investigation with three goals:
Confirm that the crime as suspected has taken place,
Identify the responsible party or parties,
Retrieve the stolen goods.
Commnder SakkhetObjective number one will be your priority. At the beginning of the gala the art pieces were beamed aboard Deep Space 13 and authenticated, according to the Addyson and Tuvya representative. Please collect the log of that transport and the transport signatures of the twelve art pieces, and have your staff contact each of the auction winners to request that we take a standard scan of their prize. Compare the transport signatures of the authentic pieces to the requested scans of the probable fakes, and we'll know how many pieces of art we're looking for. I already have two of the scans courtesy of Wing Commander Miral, pieces #003 and #213, which you'll find attached.
Lieutenant Commander CarterYou may be wondering why I'm reaching out to you. Due to unfortunate timing, Commander H'ajah is presently unavailable, and for the duration of this investigation I am appointing you Acting Chief of Engineering. I'm going to require your work in an analysis of the main power outage during the evening of the gala. I would expect that a preliminary report is already filed for the incident, please ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of the cause of the outage.
Commander BlakePlease prioritize this investigation accordingly with other cases you have open. While an art theft may be relatively tame in our line of work, we could have a serious security breach on our hands, ready to be exploited for far more nefarious purposes. I'll leave the specific means of your investigation to you, though I might suggest starting with a detailed account of the night of the gala. Commander Sedai or one of our other attending officers may be of some assistance here. You have authority as far as the scope of this investigation is concerned, please advise me if the tasks I've assigned should be modified or if you require any additional resources.
Thank you for your work, keep me in the loop.
Captain Lauren Varley
Commanding Officer, Deep Space 13
38th Fleet ‘Argo’
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