TSA Collected Nearly $1M In Loose Change In 2018

TSA COLLECTED CLOSE TO $1 MIL. IN LOOSE CHANGE FORGOTTEN IN AIRPORT SECURITY LINES

(CNN) – Getting through airport security requires taking off shoes, emptying pockets, and removing metals, but that means passengers often forget something.

Spare change seems to be left behind often.

The Transportation Security Administration says, that adds up to a nice chunk of money for the agency.

Officials say airport screeners collected more than $960,000 in unclaimed money last fiscal year.

The agency uses it to pay for thinks like checkpoint maintenance and new signs.

New York’s JFK collected more loose change than any other airport, about $72,000.

It’s followed by Los Angeles LAX, Miami International, and Chicago O’Hare.

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