Mother, daughter charged with theft, possession of stolen things related to employment at Red River Industries


Juanice Gray | Editor
Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office arrested a mother and daughter in Red River Parish for theft and possession of stolen things in connection with their employment at Red River Industries (RRI), a facility that provides social, educational and job skills services for special needs adults.

This article published in the July 14, 2022, print edition.

Eletha Seabaugh, 71, of Coushatta was arrested Tuesday, June 21 and charged with one count of Theft over $25,000, nine counts of Computer Fraud and two counts of Theft less than $1,000. She was released the same day on a $25,000 bond.
Raina Dalme, 38, of Coushatta was arrested and charged with one count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. She was released on a $5,000 bond.
The arrests came after Special Agents with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) received a letter from the Red River Parish District Attorney requesting the LBI initiate an investigation into allegations of theft and/or misappropriation of funds at RRI where Seabaugh was director from the fall of 2015, until she was released from the position July 1, 2020. Dalme was also employed at the facility as a supervisor.
LBI agents complied with the request and conducted an investigation into the matter. Once the investigation was complete, agents provided the District Attorney with an investigative report. A grand jury was then convened June 14 and the facts and circumstances of the investigation were presented by the District Attorney’s Office. That grand jury made the indictments, and both subjects were arrested and booked without incident.
Red River Industries was formerly known as Red River ARC. The facility also operates an ironing service, bakery and janitorial services for businesses and homes manned by the clients according to current director Teal Lowring who took the position in September of 2020.
“Red River Industries has been left with a heavy financial burden, so donations are especially appreciated at this time. However, we have made many changes to put us back on the right path and plan to look forward, forge new paths and build a strong bond with our community,” Lowring said.