A member of the Order of the Phoenix who makes off with Mad-Eye Moody's good Invisibility Cloak. After several months of being mysteriously absent from duty, Podmore is put in Azkaban for trying to break into the Ministry. Harry later deduces that Lucius Malfoy put Podmore under the Imperius Curse and tried to get him to steal the prophecy from the Department of Mysteries.
Sturgis Podmore Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The timeline below shows where the character Sturgis Podmore appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the Ministry knows that Sirius is in London. Harry also finds another short article about Sturgis Podmore trespassing at the Ministry. Podmore is now in Azkaban. Harry remembers that Podmore was... (full context)
...that whatever Voldemort's after, it's in the Department of Mysteries. They realize that that's where Sturgis Podmore was likely trying to break in, and Ron says that according to Mr. Weasley,... (full context)