Melissa Caddick’s husband had just $1.95 in the bank when she vanished

The husband of vanished fraudster Melissa Caddick told the corporate regulator ASIC he was penniless and without an income, an affidavit published online today has revealed.

The affidavit was submitted on December 8, 2020, about a month after Caddick disappeared from her eastern Sydney home.

Anthony Koletti said he had been employed as a part-time hairdresser until the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic “in or about late March 2020”.

Anthony Koletti, Melissa Caddick’s husband, told ASIC in 2020 he was without an income. (NSW Police)

“At that time, (Caddick), who was the primary bread winner in our family, and I had a discussion and agreed that, in order to reduce the health risk to the family, I would cease working and remain at home and attend to household duties, child care, and facilitating after school appointments,” Koletti said in the affidavit.

“As a result, I currently do not earn an income.”

Koletti said Caddick had maintained the family and covered all living expenses, and asked ASIC to make arrangements to allow the family to continue to pay those expenses from Caddick’s seized assets.

Anthony Koletti told ASIC he was all but broke and without an income. (ASIC)

“I am concerned that, if the immediate living expenses that would otherwise be paid by (Caddick) are not paid, (child’s name redacted) will not be able to return to his current school to commence his year 10 studies, insurance and security will not be able to be maintained in relation to (Caddick’s) assets, the basic utilities attached to the Dover Height property may not be paid and may be cut off, and basic health and food requirements will be jeopardized,” he said.

Along with the affidavit, Koletti also submitted bank statements and a screenshot of his only bank account, showing a balance of just $1.95.

Caddick disappeared from the family’s home in Dover Heights in November 2020, just hours after the property had been raided by ASIC investigators.

An inquest into her presumed death is due to begin later this year.

Last month, Koletti dropped a claim for $30 million of Caddick’s proceeds of crime.

He was evicted from the Dover Heights home in May.

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