Thanks for choosing me to answer your question.
Anyone can sue (or charge) anyone with anything. No one could ever guarantee you won't.
Obviously don't admit anything to anyone who's not your own criminal defense lawyer, including on pubic sites like this one.
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You do the right thing and return the wallet.
The owner will say what the owner says. If you are honest and credible that's the end of it.
If you look in the mirror and don't see an honest and credible preson, don't pick up the wallet.
People are usually happy to get back their ID and credit cards.
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