Uppward Lee-Mobile was a good-looking man who ran Uppward Lee-Mobile Trading company with his wife, Trendy. The company was in fact a ponzi scheme. He and his wife began by taking investment money from members of high society, such as the Mayor. After the initial investors joined, they began using investments from other individuals, such as Diet Smith employee Walter Strong and paid off the first investors with extremely high rates of return. (40%). Because of the great returns, investors began to flood in, lining the pockets of the Trading company. When Walter Strong demanded his one million dollar investment back, Uppward Lee-Mobile’s wife, Trendy killed the man while he was jogging using poisoned fingernails. This development scared Uppward, but Trendy convinced him it was the best course of action.
Diet Smith asked Tracy to investigate Strong’s death, and Dick visited Uppward in his office. Lee-Mobile immediately began berating the detective on harassment and unsubstantiated accusations, which of course would make any investigator suspicious. Tracy left, sure something was wrong and asked Vitamin Flintheart to pretend to be interested in investing in Lee-Mobile’s trading company to see what he could uncover and Vitamin confirmed the trading company was just a sham. By this point Tracy and Lizz suspected Uppward’s wife Trendy was the murderer but after a failed arrest attempt, they pretended to give up on the shady couple. Tracy apologized to Uppward, and took him up on use of his exercise center. Tracy worked out with Uppward and Trendy and after he revealed his suspected Trendy of murder, Uppward knocked him out cold with a weight. Trendy put him in a very hot sauna, hoping he’d died naturally but Tracy awoke and escaped. Trendy and Uppward would find the detective collapsed and they tried to murder him by dropping him down an open elevator shaft. Sam’s timely arrival would save Tracy, but Uppward accidentally fell down the shaft to his death. Trendy was arrested for murder.