Missing conwoman Melissa Caddick had a decades-long history of fraud and dishonesty, somehow evading consequences for her crimes every time.
Her first known swindle was petty embezzlement in 1998, and worked up to $23 million in vanished investments – which finally did her in.
On November 11, 2020, investigators from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission raided her $6.8million home in Dover Heights after she was found to be operating a financial services business without a valid licence.
It was the last night she was seen alive.
Caddick disappeared for three months and was presumed to be on the run, until a rotting foot washed up on a beach on the NSW south coast, prompting police to declare her dead.
A lack of credible witnesses and an absence of…