Works of art by con artist Melissa Caddick have been sold at a packed auction

Court-appointed liquidators and trustees Bruce Gleeson and Daniel Soire of Jones Partners identified and sold Caddick’s assets to return money to her victims.

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In April, Anthony Koletti, Caddick’s hairdresser husband, filed a claim for his wife’s $30 million in crimes, including her Gucci wedding dress, $7 million in stock, and five paintings by John Olsen, including the most valuable, Giraffes and wet season.

He also claimed jewelry, including his $5,600 white gold onyx cufflinks, a $34,000 diamond ring, and his wedding band, worth more than $26,500.

In May, Koletti justified his claims to his wife’s assets by saying, “Melissa never gave me a penny … It’s not like I was a desperate Double Bay housewife living off the woman.” Why shouldn’t I be entitled to anything?”

Totem for Martin by Jenny Orchard was in the collection.

Totem for Martin by Jenny Orchard was in the collection.

This claim contradicted what Koletti told the Federal Court shortly after his wife first went missing in November 2020.

The court heard that he only had $1.95 to his name and that he had stopped working since the COCID-19 pandemic and was completely dependent on his wife.

“I don’t earn any income. My living expenses and that of our Dover Heights household are paid for by Melissa Caddick,” he said.

In June of this year, Koletti’s attorney told the Federal Court that he was waiving his claim to his wife’s assets because he wanted to move on with his life.

But last week, Koletti filed another affidavit, this time claiming possession of some expensive jewelry and two Adrian Lockhart paintings.

Artworks by Sydney fraudster Melissa Caddick have gone under the hammer, including Luke Sciberras' Study up for Shit Creek

Artworks by Sydney fraudster Melissa Caddick have gone under the hammer, including Luke Sciberras’ Study up for Shit Creek

“About 2015, Anthony Koletti purchased Adrian Lockhart’s Love Song artwork,” Koletti said in his recent affidavit.

He also claimed that his wife gave him an untitled abstract artwork, also by Adrian Lockhart.

Other artwork, jewelry and Caddick’s extensive collection of designer clothing and accessories will be auctioned December 5 and 6 by Shapiro Auctions.

The following evening, Caddick’s multi-million dollar jewelry collection – bought with stolen money – is auctioned off by Smith & Singer.

Happy Hour by David Gerstein

Happy Hour by David Gerstein

The liquidators have already auctioned Caddick’s home in Dover Heights for about $10 million.

In February, Caddick’s Mercedes Benz and Koletti’s Audi sports car were auctioned for over $360,000.

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