NEWS Hotel developer Tim Tepaki has suffered an embarrassing setback – being sued for allegedly unpaid wages by a former worker. His former representative on Rarotonga, William Framhein, is making a civil claim against two Tepaki companies and the owner himself. A net figure of $19,324 is claimed, reports daily Cook Islands News. Framhein resigned from the Tepaki group operations earlier this year saying he was taking time to work on other projects. He denied anything was wrong at the time. Now Framhein and a co-worker Iva Eitiare Fairbrass have joined forces to sue Tepaki, Tepaki Investments Ltd and Tepaki Properties Ltd. As well as representing the company, Framhein also publicly supported passage of the Unit Titles Bill being sought by Forum Investments, the foreign company that will handle unit titles for what Tepaki claims will be a multimillion project. Framhein was quoted in yesterday’s newspaper as saying that Unit Titles should be restricted to locals only.