Melissa Caddick Sydney fraudster: Foot does not spend more than a week in the water: Anthony Koletti
A day after fraudster Melissa Caddick disappeared, her husband was suspected of being involved in her mysterious disappearance, according to her investigation.
Louise Coleman, assistant attorney in charge of the investigation, said on Monday that three police officers who took Anthony Koletti’s missing person’s report had concerns about the accounts he provided.
Sergeant Trent Riley wrote in July 2021 that Mr Koletti had told him “many lies, (and) his story had changed many times”.
Mr Koletti is due to give evidence at his wife’s inquest and was present at NSW Coroners Court in Lidcombe along with his parents Barbara and Ted Grimley and brother Adam Grimley.
An expert report examining the growth of barnacles on Ms Caddick’s washed shoe concluded that she had spent no more than a week and no less than two to three days floating in the ocean, said the ‘investigation.
A day after fraudster Melissa Caddick disappeared, her husband Anthony Koletti was suspected of being involved in her mysterious disappearance, according to his investigation
An expert report examining the growth of barnacles on Ms Caddick’s (pictured) washed shoe concluded she had spent no more than a week and no less than two to three days floating in the ocean, said the survey.
While Ms Caddick is believed to be dead, a medical examiner could not determine whether her foot had been severed due to blunt force, force or decomposition before it died. beached at Bournda Beach on the state’s south coast.
But it is “highly unlikely that Ms Caddick amputated her foot”, with or without the help of a non-medically trained person, to stage her disappearance, Ms Coleman told Deputy State Coroner Elizabeth Ryan.
Other areas to explore include his diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder and some criticism of the NSW police investigation.
A crime scene was not established until 19 days after his disappearance.
Australian Federal Police and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission raided his home in Dover Heights, Sydney’s eastern suburbs, on November 11, 2020.
This was Mrs. Caddick’s last verified sighting.
Some 28 hours after Mr Koletti said his wife left the house for a walk or jog, he reported her missing to the police.
Husband of Melissa Caddick, Anthony Koletti arrives for the inquest into the death of Sydney fraudster Melissa Caddick at Lidcombe Coroners Court in Sydney on Monday September 12
Financial adviser Melissa Caddick is pictured with her husband Anthony Koletti in Aspen, Colorado, on a ski trip
Officers present found Mr Koletti on November 13 in a “calm, relaxed and seemingly unconcerned figure…unlike any other person to whom I had ever sent a missing person report”.
Ms Caddick’s mother said her daughter was not offered food or drink throughout the search warrant and held ASIC responsible for her alleged death, the inquest heard.
But that was disputed as Ms Caddick at the time was not under arrest, was allowed to walk free and go if she wanted to, showed no signs of poor mental health and had a shake protein in the morning.
In late 2012, Mrs. Caddick’s marriage to Tony Caddick dissolved following her affair with Mr. Koletti who was her hairdresser.
She reportedly referenced a Sydney suicide location, this time telling her brother Adam: ‘If it all gets too much for me, you’ll find me at The Gap’.
Caddick is pictured during the ASIC-AFP raid on her Dover Heights home on November 11
Koletti is pictured with his $300,000 Audi R8 at McMahon’s Point on Sydney’s Lower North Shore
Another friend said Mrs. Caddick made her write down a four-letter code that she had to give Adam if she disappeared.
At the end of 2020, friends say Ms Caddick was under extreme financial pressure and on one occasion walked to the cliffs of Dover Heights.
“If I have to end it, it will be here,” her friend recalled, Ms Caddick recalls.
His victims, mostly family members and friends, lost between $20 million and $30 million through his Ponzi scheme used to finance his lavish lifestyle and overspending on expensive jewelry, designer clothes, overseas getaways and multi-million dollar homes.
Her clients thought she would invest their savings on their behalf and she created false documents to suggest she had done so.
Whether Ms Caddick was aware of the ASIC investigation will also be considered, as she booked shredding services in September 2020, three months before she disappeared.
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