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Based on your facts then no it would not be criminal. If he gave you the money then it becomes yours at that point or, at the latest, when you take possession. He cannot change his mind and rescind the gift. In your particular case you can even claim it was a contract since you gave up your job in exchange for the money.
In addition, when the money was deposited into a joint account then generally (depending on the exact kind of account) it becomes the property of both of you anyway. Even if you withdrew it without his permission it wouldn't likely be criminal since it was at least partially yours at that point.
You can subpoena the bank teller, she may remember, your testimony counts as evidence, you can subpoena the videos from the bank so long as you move quickly to do so (they may erase them after a period of time), and an in depth interview could reveal additional ways.
However, as I mentioned, if it was originally deposited in a joint account then there is a presumption it was joint funds which would mean it was not criminal to move them even if you did it without his permission.
What you may want to do is go and talk to a local lawyer and have them contact the bank and see if the videos are still available and then have him put in a written request to the bank for them to keep the videos.
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