Travelers left behind over $500,000 in change, TSA keeps it

April 12, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
All that spare change being left behind at airport security checkpoints is adding up to $531,392 in 2012.

JFK in New York, Chicago O'Hare and Miami International Airports have each collected over $70,000 from hurried travelers who forgot to pick up their change or just left it behind. That's this year alone. SFO collected more than $60,000.

Travelers have 60 days to claim any lost change. The TSA gets to keep anything that's left over.

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