New charge for man accused in Ravens/school scheme

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - A new charge has been filed against Joseph Gill, the Annapolis man accused in a huge scheme involving local schools.  The Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff filed an additional theft charge against Gill earlier this week after hearing from representatives from the Kent Island High School PTA.

According to the Sheriff, the PTA gave Gill a $325 down payment for an anti-bullying assembly at Matapeake Middle School.  The assembly, which was scheduled for October 18th, was supposed to feature a celebrity athlete, but Gill told the school no one could attend.  The Sheriff's office says the PTA asked for a refund but none was given.

Gill was arrested on similar charges involving another Queen Anne's County school on December 6th.  Those theft charges came after athletes promised by Gill were no shows at two other schools in the county.  Gill was picked up in Aberdeen after being sought by several law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Marshals.

Queen Anne's County was the first to file criminal charges against Gill, who is accused of taking money from dozens of local schools and then failing to provide Ravens football players he promised for assemblies. Gill is being held at the Queen Anne's County Detention Center.  To see our ABC2 News investigation, click here .

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