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Man Accused In Foiled Haul From Ill. Supermarket

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP)- If William Sackman was looking to get an early jump on stocking up for the Memorial Day weekend, authorities in southwestern Illinois believe the St. Louis man went about it the wrong way.

KSDK-TV reports that 53-year-old Sackman is accused of felony retail theft. He allegedly tried to make off from a Shiloh supermarket May 20 with 10 containers of infant formula, 18 bottles of liquor, ribs and other merchandise without paying.

The charge suggests the retail value of the items was more than $300.

Sackman also is charged with obstructing identification after telling police his name was Jesse Phillips.

Sackman remained jailed Saturday in Belleville on $75,000 bond.

Online court records do not show whether he has an attorney. Calls to his home went unanswered.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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