Man Stuffed Trash Can Full of Items From Target Before Leaving Store

Wentzville Police said William Held paid for the trash can, but not the items he stashed inside, with a stolen credit card.

A Wright City man was charged with theft after police said he snuck items out in a trash can.

William Held, 39, of the first block of Appaloosa Way in Wright City, was charged March 26 with felony theft.

Wentzville Police said security tapes show Held filled a trash can inside a box with items from Target in Wentzville, 1883 Wentzville Parkway. He then paid only for the trashcan and left the store.  Held also used a credit card that was not his, police said.

When they called the credit card’s owner, a woman told police Held had been staying with her disabled son and had been taking advantage of him, according to court documents. However, the son told police that only Held and his mother had permission to use his credit card.

Held is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $15,000, cash only.

He also has pending charges of possessing a controlled substance and resisting arrest in St. Peters.

For more crime information Wentzville Patch, see the following articles:

  • Police Blotter: Two Men Caught Stealing Computer Equipment at Walmart
  • Police Blotter: Two Teens Busted for Stealing Candy from Walmart


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