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People Left $409K in Coins at Airport Checkpoints
And the TSA is keeping it
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2012 6:27 PM CST
It adds up: Just ask the TSA.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Your weird stat of the day, courtesy of the Hill: Passengers left behind $409,085.56 in spare change while going through airport security checkpoints last year. The biggest haul by far came at JFK, where about $47,000 was collected, followed by Los Angeles International ($19,000), Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson ($16,500), San Francisco ($16,000), and Miami International ($15,800). The TSA gets to keep the loot, though Florida Rep. Jeff Miller wants to make the agency give it to United Service Organizations in the future.

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Jan 13, 2012 12:47 PM CST
I don't know if it will help them very much, but perhaps the TSA would consider some damage control by donating this money to a reputable charity.
Jan 13, 2012 8:19 AM CST
oh Crap, thats where I left it! Please return it to me, a check will do nicely
Jan 13, 2012 1:13 AM CST
If any of you don't want your spare change....You can give it to me... c/o...........Finkster Address: None of Your Business City:.........LA...LA...LAND Zip............Just zip it as quick as you can.....