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Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions

Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions

Since late 2020, the case of missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick has captivated the country. A seemingly successful businesswoman from Sydney's eastern suburbs went missing after authorities raided her Dover Heights home amid questions over an unlicensed financial planning business.Sydney Morning Herald investigative journalist Kate McClymont would reveal key details of a massive Ponzi scheme and a $23 million fraud that ripped off investors including her family and friends as Caddick lived the high life of overseas trips, cars and high end fashion. McClymont's coverage would win her a ninth Walkley Award.Now McClymont and 60 Minutes’ Tom Steinfort are set to present a breakthrough podcast Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions that will follow the twists and turns of a case where everyone has a theory of their own. What happened to the money and what happened to Melissa? Liar Liar will reveal fresh details of the crime of the century through interviews with key players and takes listeners from upmarket jewellery auction rooms in Hong Kong, to the ski slopes of Aspen to private islands in the South Pacific.

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Available now: All new Naked City

The much anticipated fifth season of Naked City has arrived. Make sure to subscribe now and get all the episodes straight to your device. Search Naked City wherever you get your podcasts. John Silvester, Australia?s longest-serving crime reporter, will take you on a journey through his 40 years of dealing with the nation?s most dangerous criminals.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-06-22
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Episode 10: The cupboard is bare

In the season finale, we examine the life-long implications for Melissa Caddick's victims and the fracturing of relationships in her own family. We also answer listeners' most asked questions about this baffling case and explore where it all goes from here. You can find bonus material here. If you have more information about this case, please contact us at [email protected] The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-06-12
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Episode 9: AK-47

Melissa Caddick's husband, Anthony Koletti, has endured so much unwelcome attention since his wife?s sudden disappearance. It?s left him in a state of shock and confusion. His bizarre behaviour since 'The Raid' has only added to the scrutiny. You can find bonus material here. If you have more information about this case, please contact us at [email protected] The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-06-05
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Episode 8: Cinderella Noir

This episode is all about discoveries: the awful moment when Melissa's closest family and friends realise that the woman they trusted implicitly had robbed them blind, and the gruesome discovery that would turn the case on its head. You can find bonus material here. If you have more information about this case, please contact us at [email protected] The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-05-29
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Episode 7: Downfall

Melissa Caddick's House of Cards collapsed when investigators raided her home. But within hours Caddick disappeared without a trace. So why did her husband Anthony Koletti take more than 30 hours to tell police his wife was missing? You can find bonus material here. If you have more information about this case, please contact us at [email protected] The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-05-22
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Episode 6: The tooth fairy

As her perfect world began to fray at the seams we learn how a chance meeting in the waiting room of a dentist's surgery led to the unravelling of Melissa Caddick?s Ponzi scheme. You can find bonus material here. If you have more information about this case, please contact us at [email protected] The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-05-15
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Episode 5: A wolf in chic clothing

Diamonds, designer dresses and six-star destinations. Exactly what was Melissa Caddick doing with the vast sums of money that poured into her Ponzi scheme and why was she driven to spend like there was no tomorrow. You can find bonus material here. If you have more information about this case, please contact us at [email protected] The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-05-08
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Episode 4: Friends with benefits

It was dangerous being one of Melissa Caddick's friends or even family, as that made you a prime target for her crimes. In this episode, we look at how Caddick lured victims into a scheme that meant if you were her friend she was the one who would benefit. We explore Ponzi schemes and highlight the eerie similarities between the crimes of Melissa Caddick and one of the greatest financial criminals in history - Bernie Madoff. You can find bonus material here. If you have more information about this case, please contact us at [email protected] The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-05-01
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Episode 3: Dirty rotten scoundrel

Melissa Caddick's lies were not limited to her professional world, she wasn't afraid of perpetrating dastardly deeds in her private life. From the collapse of her first marriage to controlling exactly what, and how much, her friends and family knew, we investigate how she built the foundations for her biggest fraud. You can find bonus material here. If you have more information about this case, please contact us at [email protected] The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-04-24
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Episode 2: From little things big things grow

From stealing tableware at restaurants to faking her CV, we look at Melissa?s early life and reveal the early frauds she perpetrated and the ones that she got away with. Were there telltale signs that should?ve been noticed earlier, to avoid the bigger scams in later years? You can find bonus material here. The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-04-17
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Episode 1: Liar, Liar

Melissa Caddick, a seemingly successful Sydney businesswoman, turned out to be a sociopathic con artist who stole more than $23 million from clients - mainly family and friends. Within hours of her home being raided by the corporate regulator, she disappeared. The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-04-10
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Bonus episode: Kate McClymont on Please Explain

Ahead of the launch of Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions, investigative reporter Kate McClymont joined Please Explain's Nathanael Cooper to talk about the podcast and how the investigation came about.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-04-08
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Coming soon: Liar, Liar - Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions

Since late 2020, the case of missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick has captivated the country. A seemingly successful businesswoman from Sydney's eastern suburbs went missing after authorities raided her Dover Heights home amid questions over an unlicensed financial planning business. Sydney Morning Herald investigative journalist Kate McClymont would reveal key details of a massive Ponzi scheme and a $23 million fraud that ripped off investors including her family and friends as Caddick lived the high life of overseas trips, cars and high end fashion. McClymont's coverage would win her a ninth Walkley Award. Now McClymont and 60 Minutes? Tom Steinfort are set to present a breakthrough podcast Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions that will follow the twists and turns of a case where everyone has a theory of their own. What happened to the money and what happened to Melissa? Liar Liar will reveal fresh details of the crime of the century through interviews with key players and takes listeners from upmarket jewellery auction rooms in Hong Kong, to the ski slopes of Aspen to private islands in the South Pacific. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2022-04-03
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