Police have been given 50 tips on Melissa Caddick sightings, but they are no closer to figuring out what happened to the millionaire who suddenly disappeared
- Mrs. Caddick disappeared on November 12, two days after a raid by federal police
- The 49-year-old is said to have embezzled tens of millions of ‘investor funds’
- Some of the tips came from people who claimed to have seen Mrs. Caddick in public
Police have looked at 50 clues about where missing millionaire Melissa Caddick could be in a four-state investigation – but are coming blank.
Mrs. Caddick, 49, disappeared on Nov. 12, two days after a federal police raided her $ 6.1 million home in Dover Heights for allegedly stealing tens of millions of investors.
Some of the tips came from people who claimed to have seen Mrs. Caddick in public, while others provided information about where she might be.
Their search focused on Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, as well as New South Wales.
Police have received 50 tips on where missing millionaire Melissa Caddick could be
The search for her briefly spanned the Northern Territory after police noted that her husband Anthony Koletti (right) was receiving calls from the Top End
Mrs. Caddick, 49, disappeared on November 12, two days after a federal police raid on her $ 6.1 million home in Dover Heights for alleged misappropriation of tens of millions’ in investor funds
The search briefly covered the Northern Territory after police noticed that her husband was receiving calls from the Top End.
“Every lead has been followed and nothing came of it,” said a police source The Daily Telegraph.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the accused fraudster may have fled to Queensland.
At the time, Mrs. Caddick was missing, the Queensland border closed to residents of the greater Sydney region.
But the state lines opened to Sydney on December 1 and stayed that way for a few weeks before the Covid outbreak hit the city’s northern beaches.
Queensland’s theory came to light when NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller nearly confirmed that investigators believe Ms. Caddick is alive and on the run.
“We are dealing with the case as she is alive,” the commissioner told Radio 2GB’s Ben Fordham breakfast program on Tuesday.
Mr. Fuller said police are still looking for CCTV footage, Dover Heights residents are knocking on the door and “downloading information from her cars (and) computers.”
Ms. Caddick had been under investigation for at least three months by the company’s regulator, ASIC, before her sudden disappearance on Nov. 12.
ASIC was investigating whether its company Maliver Pty Ltd had misused millions of investors. The victims were mostly friends and associates.
Two days before she went missing, ASIC was issued a federal court order against her and her company.
Ms. Caddick was under investigation for at least three months by the company’s regulator, ASIC, before her sudden disappearance on November 12
The company watchdog claims Ms. Caddick would open fake CommSec accounts for her clients and send them monthly fake reports on how their stocks were doing
She was not allowed to travel abroad and her belongings were frozen. Ms. Caddick’s house was raided that same day by the Australian Federal Police.
Mrs. Caddick has also been accused of spending money on luxury brands such as Dior and Chanel, overseas vacations, limousines, and even protein shakes.
An affidavit from Daily Mail Australia states that between January 2018 and September 18, 2020, $ 20 million in investor money was deposited into its accounts.
The corporate watchdog alleges that Ms. Caddick would open fake CommSec accounts for her clients and send them false reports on a monthly basis about how their stock was doing.