“It would seem so, provided that, due to the circumstances, your wife is sure Mr. Cooper stole and is willing to swear, not just that there is a good chance,” said Rabbi Dayan. “Also, be aware that if there was another person in the house, you cannot accuse Mr. Cooper and withhold from him, even if the other person is trustworthy and Mr. Cooper had a history of theft.” (See 408:2; Pischei Teshuvah 75:20)
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