The Law Office of Harry S. Steinmetz | Harry Steinmetz
If someone says you did something, that is evidence. The real question is how good is the evidence and can it be corroborated. You need to talk to a lawyer and allow him or her to flesh out the facts that you know to get a clearer answer.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If the police are given enough evidence to establish probable cause that you committed a crime, they may file charges. Just be aware that the prosecutor handling the case must have proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime, to ever hope of getting a conviction.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
The person can report the alleged theft to the authorities. The authorities will conduct some form of investigation and decide whether there is "probable cause" to believe you committed a crime. If so, you will likely be charged with the offense. You have the right to defend against that charge and cannot be found guilty unless guilt is proven "beyond a reasonable doubt".
Answer Applies to: Minnesota