Melissa Caddick investigation continues as police probe possibility she’s fled the country

New South Wales’ high cop has revealed the newest concept into the disappearance of millionaire and alleged fraudster Melissa Caddick.

It comes as police are believed to be making ready to cost Caddick over issues raised by an Australian Securities and Investments Fee (ASIC) investigation into her enterprise dealings.

The 49-year-old hasn’t been seen for greater than three months after leaving her multi-million greenback Dover Heights house in November.

Days earlier than she walked out the door, Australian Federal Police investigators walked in after a tip-off she was operating her enterprise fraudulently and pocketing her traders’ money for herself.

Now, just some days after she was added to the AFP’s Nationwide Lacking Individuals register, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has up to date the working concept as to the place she could also be.

For the first time, he’s mentioned the possibility Caddick has left the country in an interview with radio station 2GB.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller. Credit score: DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAPIMAGE

“You would need to safely assume that if her journey was one to go away Australia and to go abroad, notably at the second with the challenges getting out of the country with out particular Border Drive approval, one would assume that she must have the assist of somebody,” he stated.

“She will not be the first one who has been alleged to have engaged in fraudulent exercise.

“The truth is that the belongings gained and utilized by her have all been locked down by authorities companies.

“I feel for her and her household it might be time to come back house.”

Melissa Caddick is pictured in her living room as it’s raided.
Melissa Caddick is pictured in her lounge as it’s raided. Credit score: AFP

The idea that Caddick had help isn’t a brand new one.

Her 15-year-old son informed police that he heard the entrance door shut round 5.30am on the morning of November 12.

However CCTV footage from properties on both finish of her avenue by no means confirmed her strolling in the space.

It’s attainable, police have beforehand stated, that somebody picked her up and drove her out of Dover Heights.

Melissa Caddick and her husband Anthony Koletti.
Melissa Caddick and her husband Anthony Koletti. Credit score: Instagram

In the meantime, as costs are ready for Caddick, 15 traders who allegedly fell sufferer to her ploys have mixed to place ahead a “Place Paper” for the Federal Court docket.

Equipped to on the situation of anonymity, the doc particulars how the victims felt they have been betrayed by “somebody they trusted”.

“Every of the traders turned an investor following a powerful private suggestion from individuals they trusted – individuals who have been long-standing associates of Melissa Caddick or her members of the family,” the doc reads.

“In virtually all instances, the relationship with Melissa Caddick or her member of the family spanned a interval of two or extra many years.”

Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick before she disappeared.
Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick earlier than she disappeared. Credit score: Equipped

Paperwork present she spent a whole lot of hundreds of {dollars} at Christian Dior. She spent an extra $120,000 in ski journeys to Aspen and $108,000 at Flight Centre in below three years.

ASIC additionally recognized 25 worldwide holidays between 2010 and 2020, in line with the Place Paper.

The case towards Caddick will return to the Federal Court docket on February 22.