Melissa Caddick’s husband has ditched the family’s $6.1million mansion as his family lashes out at ‘innuendo’ spread about them online by wannabe cyber sleuths.
Members of a Facebook discussion group dedicated to the baffling mystery have pored over every facet of the wealthy Sydney businesswoman’s life since she disappeared in November, including ‘investigating’ her husband Anthony Koletti’s family.
That has led Ms Caddick’s father-in-law Rodo Koletti to lash out at some spurious claims made about his loved ones and even threaten to call in the lawyers.
‘I feel sorry that Melissa is missing, but also feel very sorry for the innocent people who may have been “defrauded” of their hard earned life savings,’ he said.
Anthony Koletti, 38, is understood to be spending his time at his in-laws place in Edgecliff – rather than his missing wife’s $7million mansion. Above, having a coffee in Bondi last week
Anthony Koletti (left) met Ms Caddick while working as a hairdresser at Joh Bailey’s Bondi Junction. The businesswoman vanished from her Dover Heights home two days after ASIC raided it
Mr Koletti’s father, the tax agent Rodo, has lashed out at false claims about his family and wrongly tying him to her alleged financial wrongdoing
Ms Caddick’s $6.1 million cliffside home can be ‘possessed’ by receivers under recent court orders
Some interested followers of the case have published false and bizarre claims about people being relatives of the Koletti family, when they are not.
Some users have also wrongly dragged Rodo’s work as a respected tax agent in Riverwood, in Sydney’s south, into the case, when he has nothing to do with it.
Rodo said the comments made about the family were ‘just plain lies and inaccurate’. He warned he was ‘seeking legal counsel’ over the false claims published to the Facebook group, which has more than 1,300 followers.
One passionate participant in the group even actually rang Anthony Koletti last month.
‘Yeah hello Anthony,’ the woman said. ‘I’m an administrator of the Melissa Caddick group, would you like to have a conversa—.’
Mr Koletti hung up, according to a recording posted online.
There’s no suggestion Mr Koletti or any of his relatives were involved in Ms Caddick’s disappearance.
Police are investigating whether Ms Caddick may have intentionally disappeared. Her sudden disappearance came just two days after the corporate regulator, ASIC, raided her home with the Federal Police.
They were probing claims Ms Caddick had misappropriated up to $40 million of investors’ money in her alleged financial advisory firm, Maliver Pty Ltd.
Ms Caddick is accused of doctoring fake CommSec documents showing her clients were making extraordinary returns.
Ms Caddick, 49, used to live an extravagant lifestyle with her husband (on right, she is wearing a Stefano Canturi necklace she claims was valued at $250,000)
Before his wife’s disappearance, Anthony Koletti holidayed in Aspen and drove a $300,000 Audi R8 sports car.
But lately he has stuck to a more pedestrian Mercedes. ‘He drives around, music blaring, tapping his hands on the wheel,’ one source said.
The Federal Court has heard that Ms Caddick’s disappearance left Mr Koletti broke, with just $1.95 left in transaction account as of early December.
That admission spurred the court to sign off on an interim increase to his weekly allowance from Ms Caddick’s assets to $1700 per week.
A source with knowledge of Mr Koletti’s movements believes he hasn’t lived at his family’s Wallangra Rd mansion for weeks.
Instead, he is understood to have shacked up with Ms Caddick’s parents at their flat in nearby Edgecliff, which Ms Caddick also owns.
Mr Koletti, who has seldom spoken publicly about his wife’s disappearance, said he last saw his wife when they went to bed on the evening of Wednesday, November 11.
Everything had been ‘normal’ and the next morning she got up to go for her usual run about 5.30am.
Mr Koletti hasn’t spent much time recently at the family’s $6.1 million cliffside home in Dover Heights
Mr Koletti usually zooms about town in an Audi R8 which retails for about $300,000 and goes from 0 to 100km/h in three seconds – but has opted to drive a Mercedes instead lately
At a press conference in December, he told her: ‘Just come home. Everything’s taken care of. You’re not in trouble.’
Mr Koletti said he was asleep at the time, but Ms Caddick’s teenage son was in the home’s gym and heard the front door shut as she left.
When the pair eventually got out of bed themselves they found her belongings had been left behind.
‘She always took her phone, in this case it is the only time since I’ve known her that she did not take her phone with her,’ Anthony said.
The police investigation continues, although investigators have been quiet since requesting dashcam footage from locals more than a month ago.
Daily Mail Australia approached Rodo Koletti for comment about his posts.
He stopped contributing to the discussion board a week ago, saying: ‘Let the truth and law prevail’.