Caddick’s husband ‘had no idea’ about the scam


Melissa Kadic’s husband says he didn’t believe his wife was defrauding family and friends of millions of dollars and didn’t ask her why federal police and corporate surveillance agencies suddenly raided her home .

Anthony Kolletti began presenting evidence at the NSW coroner’s court on Tuesday in an inquest into his wife’s alleged disappearance and death.

Lawyers assisting Jason Downing SC asked whether Mr. Colletti was truthful in his statements to police shortly after reporting his wife’s disappearance.

“Does the true answer depend on who is asking it and why?” said Downing.

“No,” said Mr. Colletti

After a 12-hour search involving the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Mr Coletti did not ask Mr Cadick what had happened and simply went to bed.

“Is there much truth?” said Mr. Downing.

“There is only one truth,” Coletti said.

Colletti maintains he has always been honest, but admitted there may have been moments where “wires were crossed” due to his concerns and worries.

Throughout the day, he observed his wife “shaking a little” and offered to make her a cup of coffee as she seemed distant and vague.

Downing would always ask why ASIC raided his wife’s office and seized hardware and valuables.

“No, I don’t think I was really worried at that point. I believed she had done nothing wrong.”

Kolletti agreed that the event was unusual and very shocking.

“It certainly came as a surprise to me,” Kolletti said.

Downing said the two were seen together in the backyard seven times on CCTV footage.

Coletti reported that he had been missing for about 30 hours after saying he last left home to go for a walk around 5:30 a.m. on November 12.

His story to police when he last saw his wife has been inconsistent and is subject to intense scrutiny during the inquest.

The inquest heard from Dominic Ogilvie, who happened to meet a woman who asked if she was using Melissa Cadick’s services in August 2020.

“And I said yes…she said, ‘I need to talk to you.’

The pair exchanged phone numbers and Ms. Ogilvy, so taken aback by her tone, sent a message saying, “I want to talk to you.”

By that stage, Ms. Ogilvie had invested $2.5 million in Ms. Caddick’s bogus company, Maliver.

Later that day, the woman revealed that Mr Cadick had illegally used an Australian financial services number.

Ms. Ogilvie met Conwoman while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado, staying at an apartment she claimed owned by Ms. Kadick.

In April she invested $450,000 and the paperwork she received made a “substantial” profit, she said.

Later that month, she injected another $550,000, followed by another $1 million, and other investments.

“I just got a big birthday present in your account,” she texted Cadick, telling the inquest that she was “a little smart and sarcastic.”

Ogilvie is one of the few who got his money back and $380,000 in extra profits.

On September 14, she was formally interviewed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, but she said she was still uncertain about the scale of the fraud.

She denied having told Mr. Cadick about the ASIC investigation against her.

In February 2021, Cadick’s rotting feet, wrapped in Asics shoes, washed up on Bolnda Beach on the south coast of New South Wales, about 400 kilometers south of Sydney.

Hearing continues.

– AAP Caddick’s husband ‘had no idea’ about the scam

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