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TSA Took $531K From Our Pockets Last Year

TSA Took $531K From Our Pockets Last Year
Copyright Newser
Posted December 6th, 2013 @ 10:34am by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

– The change in your pockets is lining the TSA's, well, pockets. The Washington Post shares the results of the TSA's 2012 fiscal report, which shows that it made off with a record $531,395.22 in change that travelers forgot to collect from security bins. (From 2008 through 2011, the total was closer to $400,000.) The biggest take occurred at Miami International, where TSA workers collected $39,613; it's one of 13 airports where the annual haul was at least $10,000.

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