If I thought the person that lost the money would get it back, of course, I would give it back. If someone else was to get the money, why should they get the money when I found it. I remember an episode of Andy Griffith. Opie found some money, told his dad (the sheriff) and if no one claimed it with in so many hours, then Opie could keep the money. Do you think that's the way it works today?
We found some money at Walmart, took it to the customer service, they took it and that was it. Wonder who ended up with that money?