Monday, December 9, 2013

Don't give your money away!

If you've traveled through an airport in the last dozen years, you know all about having to empty your pockets, take off your shoes, slide everything through the x-ray scanner, and so on and so forth. In the hurry to get everything back on your person, apparently lots of people are leaving loose change behind. In fact, that loose change is adding up for the TSA.

According to

The Transportation Security Administration hauled in $531,395.22 in pocket change that passengers left behind at security checkpoints last year, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post.

The half-a-million bucks the TSA reported collecting in 2012 is the most ever reported to Congress. Passengers in Miami made the fattest contribution to TSA coffers — $39,613 — while those passing through the airport in Guam gave — or lost — the least: $1.70.

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