Uh, no, not really a great success
Sounds like the bank had a clue, stopping the transfer.
Abdi didn't - you want to fraud quietly, accumulate some cash and then Madoff with the loot.
And the utility sure as hell didn't have a clue if they somehow let him attempt those transfers from their secured buildings. Once your employment is done, you really should be escorted off site pretty quickly and all sensitive IT access shut off. It happened to me, and I could quite easily understand the reasons, even though it felt cold blooded. You are henceforth a guest, to be treated nicely, but a guest nevertheless. Sensitive IT work is predicated on trust, to an extent, and you really can't trust someone in this kind of situation.
I'm glad this got reported - insider risks are big, but do not result in much $ for software vendors so tendencies are to hype the latest security buzztech instead.
But hey, New West, BC, is in my 'hood so maybe I'll see Amdi around.