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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

(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. (Read more TSA stories.)

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