Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions

Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

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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We finally know what happened in the missing persons investigation that captured a nation. Melissa Caddick, the fraudster who stole $23 million from her closest family and friends, is dead.

So said the deputy state coroner, who handed down her report last week. But how did she come to this finding? Until now, all we knew was that Caddick’s right foot had washed up on the shores of a remote beach. This was shortly after she went missing, nearly two and a half years ago. 

Today, investigative reporter Kate McClymont joins Samantha Selinger-Morris on The Age and SMH daily news podcast Please Explain to discuss what we now know - and what we’ll never know - about what happened to Melissa Caddick.

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Previous episodes

  • 18 - Melissa Caddick: Fraudster's death to remain a mystery 
    Sun, 28 May 2023
  • 17 - Introducing Inside the Tribe 
    Thu, 09 Feb 2023
  • 16 - Out now: The Confession 
    Thu, 03 Nov 2022
  • 15 - Special episode: Anthony Koletti takes the stand 
    Fri, 30 Sep 2022
  • 14 - Special episode: Body cams and pig cadavers 
    Fri, 16 Sep 2022
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