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I hope to put your mind at ease. I have no idea why the police suggested that you committed a crime when you clearly did not. Under Kansas law in order to commit the crime of Identity theft you must do the action intentionally. It is not a crime that can be committed by accident. Here is a link to the law where you can see the language:
You can see in the first sentence that acts must be taken: "with the intent to defraud that person, or any one else, in order to receive any benefit." More so, law enforcement must prove the intent. You do not have to prove it was an accident. Given that you took immediate steps to rectify the error clearly there is no crime in your description of the events.
So please do not worry about that part of your situation.
As far as fixing the situation, you already did when you notified the businesses of the error.
Rest assured that you have done everything right and there will be no negative consequences for you. Now that the businesses are aware and have cancelled the orders there is nothing further you must do. Please do not worry any further about this.
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