Luxury car swindler Andrew Triantafyllos targeted in Melbourne arson attack


Andrew Triantafyllos, a luxury car swindler, was the intended target of an arson attack on his multimillion-dollar Essendon mansion.

According to The Age, two cars, an SUV and a ute, were set on fire and drove through the gate of the double-story house on McCracken Street at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, in what police characterised as a planned attack; Essendon locals have said this was not the first time a car had been set alight at the McCracken Street house.

Triantafyllos, who also uses the names Andy and Jason, switching his surname to Trianafyllou or Triantos, declined to comment about the arson attack when contacted by this masthead.

One of the cars that slammed into the Essendon house.

“It is not my home that has been attacked; please leave me alone,” Triantafyllos said.

Rental records show that the 47-year-old and his partner have been renting the $2.7 million house since August of last year.

Back in 2018, Triantafyllos was declared bankrupt after persistently refusing to pay dozens of creditors, including the Australian Taxation Office, by liquidating debt-laden corporations, transferring assets, and starting new ones. In September of the same year, Consumer Affairs Victoria issued a warning about Melbourne Luxury Car Hire, another company linked to Triantafyllos. 

Triantafyllos’ company, Supercar Garage, which was registered by a company linked to Triantafyllos’ mother, Chrysoula Coutlakis, collapsed in 2019 owing almost $283,000 to more than a dozen customers, The Age reported.

“You should be very cautious before dealing with Melbourne Luxury Car Hire,” Consumer Affairs’ then director, Simon Cohen, said at the time.

Triantafyllos has now been linked to a new scam involving the purchase of luxury vehicles – through his company “Cast Holdings Pty Ltd” – that are often under finance to non-bank lenders.

Source: The Age




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