Cast and crew enjoy a light moment on the set of The Man in the High Castle. The production company is now suing its accountant, claiming misappropriation of more than $900,000.
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One of two men accused of receiving some of the nearly $1 million allegedly stolen by an accountant from a Vancouver TV production company denies the allegations.The man accused of stealing the money is Marc Borja, 53, an accountant who worked for Reunion MITHC 2 Productions, the company that filed the suit in B.C. Supreme Court earlier this month.The suit alleges Borja forged signatures on 44 company cheques to his personal account and to two men he was romantically involved with totalling $912,665.58, and then took off to Mexico.Harry Sutherland, a documentary filmmaker, was named in the lawsuit along with Erik Hers. The company accuses them of “knowingly” receiving some of the stolen funds from Borja. The company alleges that Sutherland received $59,100.90 and that Hers got $199,725.The allegations have not been proven in court.Sutherland has hired entertainment lawyer H. David Edinger and denies the allegations, according to a statement from the public relations firm Translucent PR.“Harry Sutherland, a long standing, well recognized award winning documentary producer is defending a legal action brought against him by Reunion MITHC 2 Productions,” said Translucent president Debbie Walker.“They allege that Sutherland is improperly in receipt of funds from the above production, when in fact he is not in receipt of any funds from the production, had no involvement with the production and no access to the production financing.”Postmedia has contacted Sutherland but he hasn’t responded.In an email to Postmedia, Edinger confirmed he has been retained by Sutherland.Reunion MITHC 2 Productions, which is owned by Vancouver-based Reunion Pacific Entertainment and produced the TV series the Man in the High Castle, is suing for misappropriated funds, damages and punitive damages.According to the lawsuit, Borja’s co-worker was tidying up his papers when she noticed irregularities. Later they found suspicious vendor reports and deposits made to Borja’s personal numbered firstname.lastname@example.orgWith files from Susan Lazaruk.CLICK HERE to report a typo. Is there more to this story? We’d like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Email email@example.com.