Australia MELISSA CADDICK: Missing from Sydney, NSW - 12 Nov 2020 - Age 49 *Found Deceased*

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NSW detectives are treating the mysterious disappearance of a businesswoman from her cliff-top mansion in Sydney’s eastern suburbs as suspicious.

Melissa Caddick left her Dover Heights home early last Friday morning and is believed to have gone for a run, but didn’t take her wallet, keys, or mobile phone.

Three days before she vanished, Australian Federal Police raided her Wallangra Road property as part of an ongoing investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Documents obtained by the ABC reveal the 49-year-old was served court orders recently preventing her from leaving Australia or selling any of her assets.

On Friday, Detective Inspector Gretchin Atkins urged anyone in the area to check their CCTV or dashcam to help with the investigation.

“We have some serious concerns for her personal safety – she did not take any of her personal belongings,” she said.

“She hasn’t been in touch with her husband, her son, her family or any of her friends since and we’re actually appealing to anybody who has seen anything.”




Disappearance of Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick treated as suspicious​

NSW detectives are treating the mysterious disappearance of a businesswoman from her cliff-top home in Sydney's eastern suburbs as suspicious.

On Friday, Detective Inspector Gretchen Atkins urged anyone in the area to check their CCTV or dashcam to help with the investigation.

Her husband, Anthony Koletti, remained composed when he fronted the media on Friday during a public appeal for information outside Bondi Police Station.

He described her disappearance as "extremely out of character".

"Melissa is a dedicated and incredible mother, a beautiful daughter, sister and loved wife — we are asking the community to help bring Melissa home — that is all," he said, reading from a statement.

Mr Koletti said he was asleep when his wife left their home about 5:30am last Thursday.


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Dover Heights businesswoman, Melissa Caddick, may have staged disappearance, police say​


Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Sydney businesswoman haven’t ruled out the possibility the entire thing has been staged.

Melissa Caddick, 49, has been missing for almost a full fortnight after going for an early-morning jog.

Adding to the mystery, she left without her phone or purse and the two security cameras attached to her $7 million Dover Heights home had stopped working days earlier.

As police continue to investigate, one officer has told The Daily Telegraph: “Maybe she just doesn’t want to be found.”


A woman who outsmarted her and reckless spending: Melissa Caddick’s life before her disappearance.​

As the sun rose on Thursday, November 12, Melissa Caddick went for her daily run in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Unlike every other day, though, the mother-of-one left her cliff-top home without her phone, keys or wallet.

The 49-year-old hasn’t been seen since.

Her husband, Anthony Koletti, reported her as missing the day after, at midday. He explained to reporters in the days following her disappearance that everything had been “as normal” when the couple went to sleep the night before. Melissa was wearing a black singlet top, leggings and silver ‘Nike’ sneakers when she left her family home, according to the NSW Police Force.

Since being reported as missing, the Sydney woman's dodgy business dealings have been unveiled, with her reportedly misappropriating millions of dollars in the past few years.


In the wake of her disappearance, the complicated and allegedly fraudulent business methods of the financial adviser have been brought to light.

Caddick is accused of orchestrating false financial statements to clients, making them believe their investments were growing.

Two days prior to her vanishing, Caddick's home had been raided by the Australian Federal Police and she had been banned from travelling overseas or withdrawing cash from her bank accounts.

The CCTV cameras attached to Caddick's home in Sydney’s Dover Heights stopped working in the days prior to her vanishing, police have confirmed.

Wednesday, November 11, was the last day the cameras did record.


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'Con artist of the century': Investors fear Melissa Caddick stole $40m​

Frantic investors are worried that missing Dover Heights woman Melissa Caddick may have misappropriated between $25 million and $40 million, with one victim entrusting her with $5 million.

"She is the con-artist of the century," said one victim whose extended family invested with Ms Caddick. "I was dry-retching when I found out."
 

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Incredible twist in mystery disappearance of Sydney millionaire as her 'husband hands FIVE passports in her name to cops' – but they're no closer to finding her a month after she left home without a trace​

Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick's 'toy boy' husband handed authorities five passports in her name days after she disappeared, investigators claim.

But three days later, Detective Sergeant Michael Kyneur from Bondi police station revealed she had several passports in her possession prior to disappearing.

He told ASIC: 'I have got five Australian passports handed in by the husband in the name of Melissa Caddick.'

He later clarified that the passports included one current one and four which have expired.

There has been no trace of her since she disappeared, and those closest to her swear they had no idea she was allegedly fudging the numbers in her business.

There is no evidence that she came to any harm, nor that she escaped of her own accord.

According to a luxury Sydney jeweller from Canturi, who had recently designed a piece for the wealthy businesswoman worth $100,000, Ms Caddick said she had recently sold property in New York City.
 

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Missing Sydney businesswoman linked to alleged multi-million-dollar fraud 'alive'​

NSW Police remain optimistic they can track down a missing Sydney businesswoman suspected of allegedly stealing "tens of millions" of dollars from potentially hundreds of investment clients.

Speaking to Ben Fordham on 2GB, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said detectives working the case believe she is alive and are poring over digital evidence for clues that will lead to her whereabouts.

"We are treating the case [as if] she still is alive," Mr Fuller said.

"It is very difficult to go missing [in 2021] and not be found given the electronic footprint that we all leave behind."

Detectives were combing CCTV footage, investigating computer software in her vehicle, door-knocking and analysing other evidence, including Ms Caddick's social media and bank accounts, to find her.

Mr Fuller said the Australian Security Investment Commission (ASIC) was also running an investigation into a potential fraud of superannuation investments "in the millions, perhaps tens of millions of dollars."

"There are potentially hundreds and hundreds of victims out there," Mr Fuller said.

"And of course her family members ... want answers."


Her disappearance is being treated as a missing person, but police say they are still open to all possibilities including she may have harmed herself or gone into hiding.

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Well, this is a new twist! She may actually be a fugitive at this point.
Yeah... I wasn't sure if this fit better in Missing or in Crimes.
But she is technically still considered "missing". It doesn't appear that she took her passport so if she did take off willingly she is likely still in Australia. Though it sounds like she has a LOT of money to disappear, if needed. I saw an article where her husband had like one dollar in his account. Not sure if she emptied her accounts before she left, or if that money had already been spent?

Of course, there are a lot of people out there (something like 60+ identified and potentially hundreds of victims?!) that would have a pretty good motive to harm her as well.
 

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Missing millionaire Melissa Caddick's father-in-law says his son is 'deluded' for thinking his wife has done nothing wrong - and he has barely seen his family since he met her eight years ago​

Missing millionaire Melissa Caddick's father-in-law says his son is 'deluded' to think his wife is innocent, and has barely seen his family in eight years.

The financial adviser, 49, vanished on November 12 a day after police raided her $7million Sydney home amid suspicions that she siphoned money from her rich friends and investors.

On Thursday, Caddick's husband Anthony Kolleti's father Rodo said his son is in denial and believes the businesswoman has done 'nothing wrong'.

The tax agent said the 39-year-old is looking to take legal action against consumer watchdog ASIC for searching their $6.1million Dover Heights home and won't talk to his parents because he believes his phone is bugged.



Robo Kolletti believes his son has been tricked by his wife, whom he still loves.

Mr Kolletti's uncle Arthur Kolleti told the Telegraph that Caddick chased her future 'toyboy' husband around after they met on a Mediterranean cruise, where he worked as a hairdresser, a decade ago.

'She wanted Anthony badly. She's a few years older, she chased him around; he's a house husband, he writes music, she wanted a young toyboy and got him,' he said.

Despite him flying to Britain and her flying to Sydney, Caddick jumped on a plane to the UK to bring him back to live with her and her teenage son.

Arthur said his nephew wouldn't have known how she ran her business.



Anthony Kolletti's brother Chris also claimed his sister-in-law likely meticulously staged her disappearance and didn't tell her husband because he was 'too dumb' and 'can't keep a secret'.

He also said she would probably return to face the music when she 'runs out of money'.

'She'll come back, she can't run forever, she'll come back when she's run out of money, or when she wants to see her son,' he told Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

Mr Koletti speculated Ms Caddick was 'always' going to run away, despite admitting he only met her once in the eight years she dated his DJ brother, whom he claimed turned his back on his family once seduced by the mother-of-one.

'She doesn't want anything to do with us, Anthony made the choice to go into that life, he doesn't want to deal with us, that's fine, he stopped talking to us… she's stuck up, she had a life she wanted to lead… good luck to them,' he said.

Daily Mail Australia revealed police are working under the assumption Ms Caddick is 'very much alive' and could have fled to Queensland after leaving her Dover Heights clifftop home 70 days ago.


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Missing millionaire Melissa Caddick's father-in-law says his son is 'deluded' for thinking his wife has done nothing wrong - and he has barely seen his family since he met her eight years ago​

Missing millionaire Melissa Caddick's father-in-law says his son is 'deluded' to think his wife is innocent, and has barely seen his family in eight years.

The financial adviser, 49, vanished on November 12 a day after police raided her $7million Sydney home amid suspicions that she siphoned money from her rich friends and investors.

On Thursday, Caddick's husband Anthony Kolleti's father Rodo said his son is in denial and believes the businesswoman has done 'nothing wrong'.

The tax agent said the 39-year-old is looking to take legal action against consumer watchdog ASIC for searching their $6.1million Dover Heights home and won't talk to his parents because he believes his phone is bugged.



Robo Kolletti believes his son has been tricked by his wife, whom he still loves.

Mr Kolletti's uncle Arthur Kolleti told the Telegraph that Caddick chased her future 'toyboy' husband around after they met on a Mediterranean cruise, where he worked as a hairdresser, a decade ago.

'She wanted Anthony badly. She's a few years older, she chased him around; he's a house husband, he writes music, she wanted a young toyboy and got him,' he said.

Despite him flying to Britain and her flying to Sydney, Caddick jumped on a plane to the UK to bring him back to live with her and her teenage son.

Arthur said his nephew wouldn't have known how she ran her business.



Anthony Kolletti's brother Chris also claimed his sister-in-law likely meticulously staged her disappearance and didn't tell her husband because he was 'too dumb' and 'can't keep a secret'.

He also said she would probably return to face the music when she 'runs out of money'.

'She'll come back, she can't run forever, she'll come back when she's run out of money, or when she wants to see her son,' he told Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

Mr Koletti speculated Ms Caddick was 'always' going to run away, despite admitting he only met her once in the eight years she dated his DJ brother, whom he claimed turned his back on his family once seduced by the mother-of-one.

'She doesn't want anything to do with us, Anthony made the choice to go into that life, he doesn't want to deal with us, that's fine, he stopped talking to us… she's stuck up, she had a life she wanted to lead… good luck to them,' he said.

Daily Mail Australia revealed police are working under the assumption Ms Caddick is 'very much alive' and could have fled to Queensland after leaving her Dover Heights clifftop home 70 days ago.


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It almost sounds like a domestic abuse situation, with the husband being the victim.
 

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It almost sounds like a domestic abuse situation, with the husband being the victim.
His own brother stating that he was "too dumb"! I know they haven't been on good terms but ... She likely saw him as the perfect guy to manipulate.
Now she takes off without telling him, leaving him with literal pennies, and he still says she's innocent.
Yep, he's definitely a mental / emotional victim, even if he doesn't see it.
 

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Police have received 50 tip offs on sightings of Melissa Caddick but are no closer to working out what happened to the millionaire who suddenly vanished​

Police have looked into 50 tip offs about where missing millionaire Melissa Caddick could be in an investigation spanning four states - but come up empty.

Some of the tips came from people claiming to have seen Ms Caddick in public, while others offered up information about where she might be.

'Every lead has been followed and nothing has come out of it,' a police source told The Daily Telegraph.
 

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Police have received 50 tip offs on sightings of Melissa Caddick but are no closer to working out what happened to the millionaire who suddenly vanished​

Police have looked into 50 tip offs about where missing millionaire Melissa Caddick could be in an investigation spanning four states - but come up empty.

Some of the tips came from people claiming to have seen Ms Caddick in public, while others offered up information about where she might be.

'Every lead has been followed and nothing has come out of it,' a police source told The Daily Telegraph.
It’s only a matter of time.
 

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Missing millionaire Melissa Caddick's friends and victims call her an 'evil criminal mastermind' in series of explosive accusations - as detectives rush to track down vital CCTV before it's gone forever​

Alleged victims of missing millionaire Melissa Caddick have branded her an 'evil woman', as police close in on her possible hideaway.

Detectives have suggested they believe Ms Caddick is still alive, and are investigating whether she fled to Queensland.

But they are running out of time to prove their theory as they try to access crucial CCTV footage which may provide a lead on the whereabouts of the 49-year-old - including video from Sydney airport.

Most cameras automatically delete footage after 30 days to make space for new data, meaning officers are in a race against time to find any evidence of her fleeing the city.

They are particularly interested in any CCTV footage near the airport, as well as Point Piper and Pulpit Point marinas, Watson's Bay, Hermit Bay and Parsley Bay wharves.

Footage taken at Edgecliff and Bondi Junction train stations are also forming part of the investigation, The Daily Telegraph reported.

It comes as 60 Minutes revealed several of Ms Caddick's former friends - victims of her alleged financial scheme - are assisting police in the hopes of having some of their money returned.

A friend of Ms Caddick's previously revealed her WhatsApp account had been accessed twice since her disappearance.


As of Friday, Ms Caddick has been missing 78 days. Should she not be found in 90 days - in two weeks' time - she will be designated a 'long term missing person'.

That means she would likely appear on the Federal Police's nation-wide missing persons' registry. She's already listed on a state-based equivalent.

In 2020, only 18 disappearances surpassed that threshold.
 

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Missing millionaire Melissa Caddick's father-in-law says his son is 'deluded' for thinking his wife has done nothing wrong - and he has barely seen his family since he met her eight years ago​

Missing millionaire Melissa Caddick's father-in-law says his son is 'deluded' to think his wife is innocent, and has barely seen his family in eight years.

The financial adviser, 49, vanished on November 12 a day after police raided her $7million Sydney home amid suspicions that she siphoned money from her rich friends and investors.

On Thursday, Caddick's husband Anthony Kolleti's father Rodo said his son is in denial and believes the businesswoman has done 'nothing wrong'.

The tax agent said the 39-year-old is looking to take legal action against consumer watchdog ASIC for searching their $6.1million Dover Heights home and won't talk to his parents because he believes his phone is bugged.



Robo Kolletti believes his son has been tricked by his wife, whom he still loves.

Mr Kolletti's uncle Arthur Kolleti told the Telegraph that Caddick chased her future 'toyboy' husband around after they met on a Mediterranean cruise, where he worked as a hairdresser, a decade ago.

'She wanted Anthony badly. She's a few years older, she chased him around; he's a house husband, he writes music, she wanted a young toyboy and got him,' he said.

Despite him flying to Britain and her flying to Sydney, Caddick jumped on a plane to the UK to bring him back to live with her and her teenage son.

Arthur said his nephew wouldn't have known how she ran her business.



Anthony Kolletti's brother Chris also claimed his sister-in-law likely meticulously staged her disappearance and didn't tell her husband because he was 'too dumb' and 'can't keep a secret'.

He also said she would probably return to face the music when she 'runs out of money'.

'She'll come back, she can't run forever, she'll come back when she's run out of money, or when she wants to see her son,' he told Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

Mr Koletti speculated Ms Caddick was 'always' going to run away, despite admitting he only met her once in the eight years she dated his DJ brother, whom he claimed turned his back on his family once seduced by the mother-of-one.

'She doesn't want anything to do with us, Anthony made the choice to go into that life, he doesn't want to deal with us, that's fine, he stopped talking to us… she's stuck up, she had a life she wanted to lead… good luck to them,' he said.

Daily Mail Australia revealed police are working under the assumption Ms Caddick is 'very much alive' and could have fled to Queensland after leaving her Dover Heights clifftop home 70 days ago.


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His father's a tax agent? I wouldn't call it paranoia in this case, his phone is likely bugged. So she had a teenaged son and pursued her boy toy. She plays like a rich "somebody" but the money comes from swindling others. Wow, all the elements of what I would think would be huge news. We have money, swindling, sex, lust, escape/fleeing, greed, crime, a kept "husband" who she bought and paid for by providing him a lifestyle, a "cougar" who is also a "mom"... One can't make this stuff up...
 

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His father's a tax agent? I wouldn't call it paranoia in this case, his phone is likely bugged. So she had a teenaged son and pursued her boy toy. She plays like a rich "somebody" but the money comes from swindling others. Wow, all the elements of what I would think would be huge news. We have money, swindling, sex, lust, escape/fleeing, greed, crime, a kept "husband" who she bought and paid for by providing him a lifestyle, a "cougar" who is also a "mom"... One can't make this stuff up...
I think it'd likely have more attention here if it was a US case. BUT...it is going to be on 60 minutes this Sunday.

 

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Melissa Caddick ‘lived large’ on investor funds for many years, lawyer claims​

For the best part of a decade missing financial adviser Melissa Caddick and her husband, unemployed hairdresser Anthony Koletti, spent more than $600,000 per year funding their lavish lifestyle using the proceeds of crime, Ms Caddick’s victims allege.


Melissa Caddick disappearance: Strategy to allegedly con friends out of millions​

Melissa Caddick allegedly spent the better part of a decade duping her close friends and family out of millions of dollars, in order to maintain her high-flying lifestyle.Ms Caddick, who disappeared from her $7.25 million Dover Heights mansion on November 12, had allegedly spent years running a Ponzi-style scheme through her finance business Maliver Pty Ltd.

Leaked documents, obtained by news.com.au, detail exactly how investors were duped into giving their hard-earned money to Ms Caddick.

Each of the investors happily gave their money following a “strong personal recommendation from people they trusted”.

All of her investors – that helped Ms Caddick eventually amass a $20 million fortune – were long standing friends of Ms Caddick or her family members.

In almost all cases of those who chose to invest, their relationship with Ms Caddick or a family member had spanned for more than 20 years.



Melissa Caddick during the raid by the AFP.
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Missing Dover Heights woman Melissa Caddick’s lavish lifestyle exposed as AFP marks three months since disappearance​

It’s a true-crime podcast unfolding before our eyes.

How did a millionaire - who allegedly made her fortune scamming those closest to her - vanish off the face of the earth?

How did she evade the cameras on her multi-million dollar home in a suburb surrounded by paranoid neighbours? Where has she been ever since?

They’re questions that Melissa Caddick’s many alleged victims fear may never be answered.

She was added to the Australian Federal Police’s national missing person’s list on Friday.

It may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things - but it also marks three months to the day since she was last seen.
 

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