Glad to hear this story is fake. I didn't find it amusing, but maybe I'm just cranky and bitter about stories like this. "Hey, let me rob people just a little bit and it is a feel good story!"
There are real theives just like this from Wall Street and London on yachts off Maliga. They skimmed £3 or $3 off every trade from the pension funds and made £200 million illegally over a few years. They paid a £20 million fine after getting "caught" and laugh about it every night over their drinks.