The Real Vanishing Act: The Missing Millionairess


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9:00pm ~ 10:25pm
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Week 31 2023 : Sat 29 Jul - Fri 04 Aug

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ITV1
Published:
Sun 26 Nov 2023

The Real Vanishing Act: The Missing Millionairess
 
[Available now on ITVX]
 
Melissa Caddick went for a morning run in Sydney in November 2020 and never returned home.
 
Three months later, surfers on a beach 250 miles south of Sydney made a grisly discovery - a human foot within a washed up trainer.
 
On the surface, she was a successful businesswoman who had everything - a family, a high-flying career that afforded her all of life’s luxuries, an exclusive penthouse overlooking Sydney skylines, a designer wardrobe and five-star holidays.
 
But what no one knew was that Melissa, a financial advisor, had allegedly cheated 74 victims out of $AUD23 million.
 
To make matters worse, most of the victims were her own friends and family.
 
Three months after her fraud was uncovered surfers discovered the remains in the trainer, which were DNA matched to Melissa. But what had happened to her?
 
With access to the inquest that followed, and personal testimony from those closest to the story, the documentary explores the aftermath of Melissa’s disappearance; from the financial ruin of the victims to the heartbreak of her husband, and the liquidators left to investigate the money trail.
 
Ultimately, it asks the question, what really happened to Melissa Caddick?
 
 
 

 


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