TSA Made Half-a-Million Bucks From Abandoned Pocket Change Last Year

That change you leave behind in bins at security check points adds up

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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.

[The Washington Post]