Gramercy man arrested for stealing $7k in shingles

Published 8:15 am Wednesday, November 17, 2021

GRAMERCY — Sean Gautreaux, 39, of Gramercy, was arrested Monday, November 15, 2021, for stealing shingles from a LaPlace business on November 5, 2021.
On Friday, November 5, 2021, about 2 p.m., officers responded to the business in reference to a theft incident. Officers learned an employee was working an outside pick-up station for shingles where an unknown male subject, later identified as Gautreaux, handed the employee a purchase invoice for several packs of shingles valued at $7,783.28. After the shingles were loaded into the subject’s vehicle, the subject exited the parking lot. The employee then noticed that the invoice was a fraudulent document.
Through investigation and based on video surveillance, officers developed Gautreaux as a suspect. Based on investigation, detectives obtained a judicial warrant for Gautreaux’s arrest. He was booked with theft – $5,000 – $25,000 (felony). He is being held in custody in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
Since 2003, Gautreaux has been arrested12 times in St. John Parish.
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