The husband of missing conwoman Melissa Caddick says he’s been called a toyboy and a creep, even stupid by his father.
Anthony Koletti says since the disappearance of his wife he has been unable to find work, with all potential employers believing he was either involved in Ms Caddick’s Ponzi scheme or played a role in her disappearance.
“I have been described as an ‘arsehole’, ‘a creep’, ‘a f***wit’, ‘a toyboy’, ‘a handbag’ and even as ‘stupid’ by my father,” he said in a 110-page affidavit tendered at the inquest into Ms Caddick’s suspected death.
Mr Koletti has denied any involvement in her fraudulent activity, while giving evidence to the NSW Coroners Court.
“I witnessed Melissa working hard on a daily basis (except weekends), sitting in front of screens with what appeared to me to be the stocks moving up and down,” he said in his affidavit.
“I witnessed graphs and tables. I saw numbers. I just thought that she was smart, good at what she did and very successful.”
Born exactly 11 years apart, the Sydney hairdresser and part-time DJ first met Ms Caddick as a client in his salon in 2005.
Just before she moved to London with her first husband, she and Mr Koletti shared a kiss at a restaurant.
“We did not have any (other) intimate contact at this time,” he wrote in his affidavit.
“However I believe that Melissa fell in love with me. I fell in love at this moment.”
Then began a digital long-distance romance between the two, with frequent texts and phone calls for more than five years.
In 2011, Mr Koletti went on trips to New York and Cyprus with Ms Caddick, who separated from her husband in the same year.
He has put down to “trauma” and “confusion” inconsistencies in his statements before and during the inquest.
“I hardly leave my home unless I have to, I have lost a large number of my friends,” he wrote in his affidavit.
“I do not know what the future holds for me.”