Designer skateboards and toys belonging to the crooked teenage son of crooked Melissa Caddick are among a loot that goes under the hammer today in the latest sale of the con artist’s possessions.
Liquidators are auctioning off the financial adviser’s family assets to pay for part of the $23 million she stole from clients before disappearing in November 2020.
Caddick, then 49, disappeared after corporate watchdog ASIC raided his luxury Dover Heights mansion to investigate his business affairs.
The mother-of-one has been presumed dead since her decomposing foot washed up on a New South Wales beach three months later.
The latest batch of more everyday items found under the hammer after expensive jewelry, designer clothes, and her house and cars were sold, provides a fascinating glimpse into her high-flying life.
Melissa Caddick, then 49, (pictured with her second husband Anthony Koletti) disappeared after corporate watchdog ASIC raided her luxury mansion in Dover Heights.
In January, Melissa Caddick’s Dover Heights home (pictured) sold for $9.8 million, but the latest sale may struggle to make even $10,000
Designer skateboards with custom artwork (left) belonging to Melissa Caddick’s son are among the latest items to go up for auction alongside board games, including Payday (right) about being chased for money
The sale also includes these escape adventure games (pictured) about escaping seemingly impossible situations.
The coffee table books up for auction include several personal messages, like this one from Caddick’s teenage son in 2015 in a book about the Provence region of France.
Ironically, it includes several escape board games, where you have to get out of a seemingly impossible situation, and Pay Day, where players are chased for money.
Other board games include classics like Twister, Trivial Pursuit, and Sorry! as well as his 17-year-old son’s rusty old BMX bike and Playstation 4 video games.
The collector’s edition set of six custom painted skateboards, featuring art by Matt Gondek and Takashi Murakami, is currently fetching a total of $1,500 in online clearance.
Caddick’s industrial-size paper shredder is also on sale, and a high-end treadmill for anyone planning to run.
The six pages of listings include a series of coffee table books, including several raunchy titles replete with nude photographs, and many with personal inscriptions inside from authors and friends.
Also listed are a couple of books about the wealthy Provence area of France, one by her son for Christmas 2015 with the message: “Dear Mum, Merry Christmas, I hope you had a good year and enjoy the book, love ( The son)”. She ends with a smiley face.
Alongside the high-end items is this lounge that was still $2 just hours before sales end Monday night.
More than 153 ‘household items’ from Mrs Caddick’s Dover Heights home have been put up for sale, including her ‘used’ paper shredder (left) and a picture of Cuddles the elephant (right)
The sale includes a treadmill (pictured), perfect for those who want to go for a run
Skis, ski shovels and ski books and the exclusive American ski resort Aspen, with anonymous messages inside, apparently from a family friend, are also up for grabs.
One given as a Christmas gift in 2015 to “Melissa, Anthony and (their son)” says that Aspen is “a place we love, a place where we have made so many memories and many more to come, a second home.”
He adds: ‘I love the mountains, I love the memories’ and says goodbye with several kisses, but without a name.
Other headlines include image-heavy tomes on designers like Chanel and Collette Dinnigan and one on Dior, which recently admitted it had found $260,000 in an account in Caddick’s name.
Dior’s book includes a personal, handwritten note from the brand’s Oceania general manager, Brioney Prier, calling her “Dear Melissa” and saying that “I can’t wait to see you” again.
Another luxurious black and white book called Diamond Divas has a personal message from Stefano Contini, founder of a Venetian art gallery in Italy, telling Caddick: ‘To live life with passion!’
High-end Ruinart Blanc de Blanc champagne bottles that retail for around $180 each were attracting deals around $50-70
Bargain hunters can also pick up some of Caddick’s furniture. Designer pieces go for up to $800 and a King Parlor Suite is available for deals over $1,300, but another gray parlor is currently a cut at just $2.
Other items for sale include scented candles, sports equipment including a 54-inch ‘Takedown’ bow and arrow, inline skates, his and hers mountain bikes, gym weights, as well as ornaments, ladders, gardening, a wine fridge and a set. folding doors.
Caddick’s previous auction of jewelry and designer clothing raised nearly $900,000, after his luxury cars sold at auction in February last year for more than $360,000.
Sale includes the rare ‘Smokin’ Token ‘Seidel Amusement Machine’ (left) and Melissa Caddick’s 54-inch ‘Takedown’ bow and arrow (right)
In January, Caddick’s Dover Heights home sold for $9.8 million, but the latest sale may struggle to earn even $10,000.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that more than 50 investors who lost money to Caddick’s hoax had banded together to fight for their stake in his multi-million dollar Sydney home.
Caddick had told his victims, who included friends and family, that he would invest their money, but instead created fake CommSec business accounts and fake business documents showing profits that never existed.
It was later determined that he used the money to finance a lavish lifestyle.
He online auction sales ends at 8:00 pm Sydney time on March 27.