Lake Charles, LA –


On August 23, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies received a complaint from the corporate office of a store located on Nelson Road in Lake Charles in reference to an an employee who was stealing from the store. 


During the initial investigation detectives were advised by the complainant that the manager of the store Randy C. Seales, 44, Lake Charles, had stolen approximately $1,300 worth of groceries and merchandise from the store.  The complainant stated Seales would place items from the store in plastic bags and place them in his office until he left for the day, at which time he would bring them to his car without paying for them.


During further investigation detectives viewed surveillance footage from the store and observed Seales taking items and either consuming them or taking them to his car without paying.  On August 29, detectives made contact with Seales at the store.  When detectives spoke with Seales he confirmed he had stolen items from the store.  Detectives learned the thefts occurred between May and August 2022. 


Seales was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft $1,000 to $5,000. He was released later the same day on a $3,500 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio. 


CPSO Detective Randall Gibbons is the lead investigator on this case.


An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged.   A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.