Melissa Caddick inquest hears husband thought she would resurface for courtroom date


Melissa Caddick’s husband advised police he thought the accused fraudster would possibly flip up at courtroom a fortnight after she vanished, after utilizing a “fats wad of money” to pay for a finances resort, an inquest has heard.

Ms Caddick disappeared from her Dover Heights dwelling in November 2020, hours after a raid by the company watchdog, the Australian Funding and Securities Fee (ASIC), which was investigating her alleged Ponzi scheme.

An inquest into the 49-year-old’s suspected demise has been advised her alleged fraudulent exercise was between $20 million and $30 million.

Detective Sergeant Michael Kyneur, the officer in command of the investigation in its preliminary phases, spoke together with her husband, Anthony Koletti on November 24.

He has advised the inquest he was conscious colleagues noticed Mr Koletti to be evasive, imprecise and inconsistent.

Detective Sergeant Kyneur advised the courtroom he suspected Mr Koletti was not being “full and frank” with police, and whereas he did not assume Ms Caddick had been murdered, he was of the view she could have both self-harmed or been hiding at dwelling with help from her partner.

Immediately, he was quizzed about his method in the course of the November 24 recorded interview, and he learn out components of a transcript.

“Alright, the place do you assume she is?” he requested Mr Koletti.

“I do not know the place she is,” Mr Koletti replied.

“But when she’s going to show up someplace … Friday the twenty seventh goes to be the day she’s going to rock up,” he tells the officer, including that this was for a courtroom date.

Detective Sergeant Michael Kyneur has been giving proof earlier than the inquest.(ABC Information: Tim Swanston)
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Anthony Koletti reported his spouse lacking.(ABC Information: Tim Swanston)

Detective Sergeant Kyneur requested why Ms Caddick hadn’t contacted Mr Koletti.

“As a result of there isn’t any must, do you assume she desires to take care of the shitstorm that I am coping with?” he replied.

Mr Koletti later advised she might need been staying at a low-budget resort.

“She may have a fats wad of money stashed underneath the mattress for all I do know.”

Det Sgt Kyneur advised the inquest he was left with the impression Mr Koletti had details about Ms Caddick’s whereabouts.

He was additionally requested by Junior Counsel Aiding, Louise Coleman, why a criminal offense scene was not established on the dwelling prior to December 2 that yr.

He denied that he had “dismissed” the concept of building one, however mentioned he was counting on data from colleagues who initially attended and hadn’t discovered something there.

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Melissa and her husband Anthony Koletti. (Equipped)

“If a homicide befell inside a brief time frame, there can be some proof, blood or in any other case, that may be apparent to the attending police,” he advised the courtroom.

“As I understood it, the home was pristine.”

The courtroom has heard the chance Ms Caddick was harmed was flagged in a threat evaluation quickly after she was reported lacking.

Detective Sergeant Kyneur mentioned this remained “an possibility” and police “did not rule out something”.

After Mr Koletti appeared with police in a media convention on November 20, officers carried out a search of the three-storey dwelling, which lasted simply 14 minutes, the courtroom has heard.

Mr Koletti has not been charged over Ms Caddick’s disappearance or alleged monetary dealings.

Her decomposing foot washed up on a NSW south coast seaside three months after she vanished.

The inquest, earlier than Deputy State Coroner Elizabeth Ryan, continues.



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