Iowa files charges against filmmaker

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has filed charges against a California filmmaker who received state film tax credits in a program aimed at building Iowa’s film industry but was shut down in 2009.

Attorney General Tom Miller has charged Donald Borchers, a Beverly Hills producer and director, with first-degree theft and fraudulent practices in Polk County District Court. Miller alleges Borchers submitted inflated cost claims for the remake of the 1984 horror film “Children of the Corn” and accepted state tax credits based on inflated expense claims.

The Des Moines Register reports Borchers declined to comment on the charges on Wednesday. Borchers is to be arraigned on Nov. 15.