La. Man Arrested for Identity Theft

The Louisiana State Police reported that troopers from its fraud unit have arrested Sam Medica, age 42, of Alexandria, who is charged with LRS 14:67.16 Identity Theft (1 Count).

The arrest follows a year-long investigation that began when insurance fraud detectives received a complaint from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding a possible “Identity Theft” case.

Medica allegedly posed as the vice-president of a local construction company and applied for credit at a local equipment company. In addition to using the company name, the investigation revealed that Medica also used the companies’ Federal tax ID number and State Contractor number. Credit was approved for Medica and he eventually purchased/leased equipment totaling in the amount of $96,454.91.

Medica was arrested at his residence without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

The Insurance Fraud Unit is responsible for investigating referrals of suspected fraudulent insurance acts; assisting federal and local law enforcement in the investigation of fraudulent insurance acts; cooperating with local prosecutors and the attorney general’s office in the prosecution of fraudulent insurance acts; and promoting awareness of insurance fraud throughout the state.

To report a suspected fraudulent scheme to the Louisiana State Police via e-mail at