New trailer for Underbelly: Vanishing Act shows Melissa Caddick's character partying and shopping

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New Underbelly: Vanishing Act trailer shows Melissa Caddick’s character partying hard, shopping at high end boutiques and hoarding a bag of cash – as glam actress playing notorious con woman looks nothing like her


Channel Nine has unveiled a new trailer for Underbelly: Vanishing Act – a drama centered around the life and crimes of high-profile fraudster Melissa Caddick.

Featuring glamourous Wentworth star Kate Atkinson, 49, as Caddick, the teaser hints that the series may have a fresh theory behind the mysterious disappearance of the Sydney con artist.  

In the 40-second sneak peek, Kate as Caddick is seen shopping at high end boutiques, laughing and partying, sipping champagne and hoarding a bag of cash.

It ends with Caddick’s character pulling a belt up to her face and a shot of Sydney Harbour from below the water line.

A gravelly voiceover tells viewers that Caddick ‘stole forty million dollars and dropped off the face of the earth…you won’t believe what really went down.’

Caddick was last seen shortly after the $7m Dover Heights home she shared with her DJ husband Anthony Koletti was raided by the Australian Federal Police and ASIC investigators.

New trailer: Channel Nine has unveiled a new trailer for Underbelly: Vanishing Act - a drama about the life and crimes of high-profile fraudster Melissa Caddick. In the 40-second sneak peek, Kate as Caddick is seen laughing and partying

New trailer: Channel Nine has unveiled a new trailer for Underbelly: Vanishing Act – a drama about the life and crimes of high-profile fraudster Melissa Caddick. In the 40-second sneak peek, Kate as Caddick is seen laughing and partying

Conned: Pictured is the real Melissa Caddick, who mysteriously disappeared in 2020 after scamming an estimated $30m from friends and family

Conned: Pictured is the real Melissa Caddick, who mysteriously disappeared in 2020 after scamming an estimated $30m from friends and family

A financial advisor, Caddick scammed an estimated $30million from 60 clients, most of them friends and family, in order to fund an extravagant life style.

Three months after Caddick vanished in November 2021 a severed foot was found on the south coast of NSW near Tathra, about five and a half hours from Sydney.

After DNA tests confirmed that the limb belonged to Caddick, 49, it was presumed the high-flying schemer was dead.

Hidden dollars: The trailer also shows Caddick hoarding a huge bag of cash

Hidden dollars: The trailer also shows Caddick hoarding a huge bag of cash 

Many theories have surfaced since to explain the circumstances surrounding Caddick’s disappearance including murder and suicide.

Some experts who have examined the case argue that it is possible that Caddick faked her own disappearance, and is in hiding.

Produced by Screentime and filmed late last year Underbelly: Vanishing Act has a cast that includes veteran actor Colin Friels (Mystery Road), Home and Away’s Tai Hara, Maya Stange and Sophie Bloom from Love Child and Ursula Mills from Out of the Blue.

Mysterious: The trailer ends with Caddick's character pulling belt up to her face and a shot of Sydney Harbour from below the water line

Mysterious: The trailer ends with Caddick’s character pulling belt up to her face and a shot of Sydney Harbour from below the water line

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