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If someone accuses me of theft, do they need proof that I did what they say I did?

Question Details: My aunt has never liked me and is accusing me of stealing money from my now recently passed away grandmother. She told me so and is trying to press charges. Not only that, she is telling my entire family that I did something that isn't factual which is a straight attack on my character. If she falsely charges me with this it with hurt my name when I apply for jobs, etc. What should I do? I will never admit on paper to something that didn't do and something they have no proof of. The court is forcing me to write a letter to her and admit that I stole when I didn't. This is basically getting me to incriminate myself or else I will violate. What should I do?

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