An Annapolis man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for charging Howard County schools and PTAs to bring Ravens football players to their assemblies and then not delivering, ABC 2 News reports.
Prosecutors said Joseph Gill, 53, of Anne Arundel County, took $4,600 from five schools and PTA groups in Howard County last year.
According to reports, Gill promised Ravens players would attend the school anti-bullying assemblies. After he cashed the checks, however, Gill said that the players couldn’t make it after all.
According to court records, Gill admitted to running similar scams at four schools in Baltimore County, collecting $1,200 there, and 17 schools in Anne Arundel County, where he collected nearly $14,000.