you fucked up there....should have posted "don't even care about the money, but really need the wallet"
i lost my wallet in the back of a cab in a drunken blacked out stupor one night with like 200 bucks, all of my cards, ids, etc. to make matters worse, i was on vacation. called the cab company in the am and dude was all like "nah, i don't think anythings turned up, but ill talk to the drivers. ya know, even if someone did find it, we can't guarantee that everythings there" which i interpreted to mean yeah we have it, but aren't going to tell you because i snaked your 200 bucks. so i told him, dude, i don't even give a fuck about the money, i just really need all of the other shit that's in it. what do ya know, an hour later i get a call saying that it was found and turned in to the police dept.
chalk the money up as gone, and you've got a better chance of getting it back. if there's still money in it, then hook the person up. unfortunately, people are scum.