The State Attorney has to prove it ion court but the complaining witness simply needs to provide compelling believable and reasonable testimony to the cops in order to justify an arrest.
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If the man had the money in the house and your friend was the only one who went in before the man discovered the money missing, that could be suffiicient proof
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