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Man accused of reneging on Ravens appearances on Queen Anne's most-wanted list

An Annapolis man accused of charging dozens of schools across the state to deliver Ravens players for assemblies then reneging without refunding the money has been placed on the most-wanted list in Queen Anne's County, where he has been charged with three counts of theft, police said.

Schools and parent groups statewide have sought to recoup money from Joseph Gill of Annapolis and his company, Odyssey Group LLC, saying that the company charged them to schedule Ravens players to speak to students about bullying prevention and character education at assemblies.

In Queen Anne's County, police spokesman Dale Patrick said that the sheriff's office was contacted by Sudlersville Elementary and Centreville Middle schools in October after they said they had paid Gill's company upfront for delivering a current Ravens player for anti-bullying presentations. The players never showed up and the schools were not refunded. The Ravens have said they are not associated with the company.

Other schools affected were in Anne Arundel, Howard, Carroll and Baltimore counties.

Gill was charged Oct. 12 in Queen Anne's County with two counts of theft under $1,000 and one count of theft scheme $1,000 to $10,000. Patrick said on Friday that Gill is no longer residing at his last known address, on Sharps Point Road, and he added that Gill "is using rental cars, the last known to be a red Nissan Versa."

A message left on Gill's voice mail Friday evening was not returned.

joseph.burris@baltsun.com

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