Disbarred Attorney Convicted of Embezzlement
Wayne Fong, 51 of Tustin pleaded guilty to stealing over $460,000 from Fidelity National Title Group. Fong, a former NYPD officer was the Associate Counsel and VP for Fidelity since 1999. According to prosecutors, Fong embezzled the money via a vendor, Global Discovers where he asked Global to send their payments to a different account, one in which he controlled.
When the vendor became suspicious about the change in account and email address, they contacted Fidelity and Irvine Police Department. The investigation led to the theft and Fong has since been disbarred. Fong was sentenced to six months in jail and must pay over $300,000 in restitution.