The TSA Collected $675,000 in Loose Change Left at Airports Last Year

Ever clean your house, dig into the couch and find some loose change?

Imagine finding $675,000 worth of that change throughout the year.

Next time you head to the airport and pass through security, maybe it will be worthwhile to double check you did not leave any change behind.

The Transportation Security Administration released its 2014 fiscal year report, which disclosed that the government collected almost $675,000 left in loose change in airports.

If you’re wondering, the TSA gets to keep every cent of that.

“TSA makes every effort to reunite passengers with items left at the checkpoint, however there are instances where loose change or other items are left behind and unclaimed,” TSA press secretary Ross Feinstein said in a statement.”Unclaimed money, typically consisting of loose coins passengers remove from their pockets, is documented and turned into the TSA financial office.”

Which airports had the highest dollar amount of change found?

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City floats to the top with $45,550.00 in change found, with Los Angeles International Airport coming in second with $41,506.64 found.

JodySieradzki charted out the top airports where the money is found in this useful graph below (note the chart only lists the top locations equivalent of approximately $421,129 of the $675,000 found):

TSA Loose Change Info


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