Melissa Caddick’s husband has opened up about the moment he was told by police his wife’s foot had been found on a beach and why he was curious if it was the left or right one.
Caddick’s foot was found by campers along Bournda Beach, 400 kilometres south of Sydney, on February 21, 2021.
The 50-year-old had been missing for four months and was wanted by police after she skipped town in November 2020 with $30million of her client’s life-savings.
When detectives informed her husband Anthony Koletti of the gruesome find, the 39-year-old immediately wondered which foot had been found.
Melissa Caddick’s husband revealed the moment he was told by police his wife’s foot had been found on a beach and why he was curious if it was the left or right one
Detectives informed her husband Anthony Koletti of the gruesome find when the 39-year-old admitted he immediately wondered which foot had been found
Mr Koletti revealed his wife had a distinguishing tattoo inked on her left foot.
The tattoo was written in Chinese characters and depicted the names of Caddick, Mr Koletti and their 15-year-old son. Mr Koletti has the same tattoo, The Australian reported.
He said the tattoo had been on ‘the other foot that she kept, wherever that is’.
Detectives have dismissed wild theories Caddick cut off her own foot to stage her death. Mr Koletti is convinced his wife did not take her own life and suggested there might have been foul play.
It comes as Mr Koletti insists ASIC should be the one to compensate the investors who were swindled out of $30million by Caddick.
Mr Koletti is facing evictions from his $6.2million Dover Heights mansion, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, within the next two months.
The Australian Security and Investments Commission will repossess the home and use the money to help pay off the 74 victims who were defrauded by Caddick.
Mr Koletti has denied his wife stole the money and insisted that she did not spend a cent on him – leaving him confused as to why he must sell everything.
‘I personally have not spent a cent of investors’ money and that cannot be shown,’ he said. ‘So why is it my fault? Why am I losing everything?
Caddick’s family was told late last year her cars, luxury properties and jewellery would be sold off to help repay her victims, many of whom were friends and relatives.
Mr Koletti revealed his wife had a distinguishing tattoo inked on her left foot (pictured, a foot found on the remote beach south of Sydney)
Mr Koletti has denied his wife stole the money and insisted that she did not spend a cent on him – leaving him confused as to why he must sell everything
A blue 2016 Audi R8 coupe, worth an estimated $300,000, and a black 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 wagon, worth at least $50,000, have been listed for auction by Pickles.
Mr Koletti has been pictured driving the Audi around Sydney and has posted images of himself with the striking vehicle on social media.
The 39-year-old has also blamed ASIC for bringing ‘an atomic bomb to a fist fight’ and pushing Caddick to her death.
Mr Koletti has been warned to stop making bizarre rap songs about fraud investigators in the process of liquidating his wife’s assets.
Mr Koletti was hit with a restraining order from NSW Police on behalf of Isabella Allen, 28, the ASIC officer leading the investigation into Ms Caddick’s Ponzi scheme.
Legal documents allege the unemployed DJ sent texts to Allen, trolled her on social media and was involved in other behaviours deemed ‘threatening’ including making several songs that mentioned her and ASIC directly.
In one bizarre track, the former hairdresser calls her ‘ugly’, compares her to a snake and a rat, as well as a personal attack about her ‘government job’.
The husband of dead conwoman Melissa Caddick (pictured together) has been warned to stop making rap songs about fraud investigators in the process of liquidating his wife’s assets
Mr Koletti made music about the investigators with several of his songs mentioning Ms Allen and ASIC directly
‘You can’t hide behind your government job forever,’ the lyric says.
‘Might get me a snake or a and call it Isabella. I’ll buy the ugliest thing I can find.’
Mr Koletti told 7News he doesn’t think his behaviour crossed any lines.
‘She’s made my life very uncomfortable and my entire families so can I feel sorry for her? No,’ he said.
‘I don’t feel it went to far. But if she feels threatened I’m sorry for that. I don’t mean it as a personal threat against her and I mean her no harm.
‘I’m the one that is going to be left with nothing and a dead wife.’
Mr Koletti said he received a warning by police in August last year after he sent Ms Allen four texts requesting that she return a computer server seized by regulators – but claims he hasn’t contacted her since.
Anthony Koletti (pictured) claims he and his fraudster wife are being ‘villainised’ by authorities
‘I have no idea why they would be taking an AVO out, I guess it’s ASIC just throwing their weight around to try and make me look like some kind of villain,’ he told The Australian.
‘They’re villainising my wife and now they villainising me, that’s what this world’s come to. It’s just ridiculous.’
Mr Koletti was also adamant that he hadn’t been in contact with anyone from ASIC for months.
‘I haven’t contacted them in, my god like, at least six months ago, maybe eight months ago. It’s been ages. It’s just ridiculous,’ he said.
There are no conditions listed on the apprehended violence order, but police will apply for conditions before the matter appears in the Sydney Downing Centre Local Court on February 23.
AVO conditions can stop defendants from approaching or contacting the protected person and being within a certain distance of their home or workplace.
Caddick, 49, (pictured with Koletti) was wanted by police after she skipped town in November 2020 with $30million of her clients’ life-savings
Mr Koletti has repeatedly claimed his wife is not a conwoman, despite the mountain of evidence stacked against her.
Justice Brigitte Markovic ruled on November 22 that Caddick had provided unlicensed financial advice between 2012 and 2020 under the Maliver banner.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has been trying to recover some of the live savings her clients poured into the scam, which funded her lavish lifestyle.
Investors were scammed out of their life savings before ASIC cottoned onto the racket.
Justice Markovic ordered Maliver should be wound down, with what is left of the company to be divvied up among those who are owed money.
The ruling also meant Mr Koletti would be booted out of his missing wife’s $6.2million home.
A blue 2016 Audi R8 coupe, worth an estimated $300,000 was listed for auction. Caddick’s hairdresser husband Anthony Koletti has been pictured driving the Audi (above)
As an ASIC investigation closed in on her $30million scam, Caddick left her luxury $6.2million Dover Heights home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs (pictured) for a dawn run and vanished
Justice Markovic ruled Caddick bought the property with investors’ money in 2014.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Mr Koletti is in any way responsible for Caddick’s fraudulent conduct or had any knowledge of it.