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From cover-girl to rip-off: A real story of Melissa Caddick

David Chaplin
Wed, 10 Mar 2021

From cover-girl to rip-off: A real story of Melissa Caddick
Deceased fraudster Melissa Caddick (second left), as portrayed in Australia's Daily Mail.
David Chaplin
Wed, 10 Mar 2021
The past washed up in my inbox last week in a piece of digital flotsam coated with tabloid slime.A link emailed by an old friend took me to this click-bait bolded headline served up by the Daily Mail Australia edition late in February:“Melissa Caddick stars on the cover of a financial magazine 18 years ago showing how she used the illusion of success to dupe dozens of investors out of more than $20MILLION.”According to the Daily Mail Australia (which mirrors its UK parent style of high-pitched screaming headers), Caddick’s glo...

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