Melissa Caddick auction: Paper shredder and office supplies up for grabs

A paper shredder, gym equipment and more will go under the hammer to recoup as much money as possible for her victims.

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A composite image of a painting by Cuddles the elephant and a paper shredder which are up for auction and Melissa Caddick.
Melissa Caddick's homeware items are going under the hammer. (Source: Getty / Pickles Auctions)

A paper shredder used by Melissa Caddick, and a painting by Cuddles the elephant, are among hundreds of household items that will be auctioned off.

The items are being auctioned as liquidators try to recoup as much money for Caddick’s victims as possible.

Among the items are artworks, gym equipment, skateboards and even champagne.

Caddick, who falsely claimed to be a financial adviser, is presumed dead after her decomposing foot washed up on a NSW beach in 2021.

She vanished in late 2020 after the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) raided her luxury home in Sydney's east.

ASIC had been probing her company, Maliver Pty Ltd, amid claims it was providing financial services without a licence and that its sole director had misappropriated funds.

Caddick stole around $23 million from investors to fund her lavish lifestyle, prompting a number of court actions to recover the missing funds.

Online auction site Pickles listed 153 lots of Caddick's "household contents", which also included everyday things like a TV, DVDs, books, weights, games, tableware and household and office furniture.

Artworks, fashion and art-themed coffee table books, scented candles, figurines and bottles of Ruinart champagne also make an appearance.

There's also an office-style paper shredder - "Used Item - May Have Marks, Scratches & Wear" - with a minimum bid of $7, and an intriguing blue and yellow painting by Cuddles the African elephant, starting at $29.

Cuddles, who had lived for 40 years at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, NSW, died in 2017. The auction ends at 8:00pm (AEDT) on Monday, March 27.

- With AAP

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