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Previously undisclosed TSA program tracks unsuspecting passengers
Posted at 4:26 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 19:26:12-04

The Transportation Security Administration said it kept $926,000 in 2019 in change and cash left behind by travelers at airport checkpoints.

TSA made the decision in a new report to Congress.

The agency said it makes an effort to return lost money to travelers, but that it spends what's left. TSA said it has collected more than $3.5 million in forgotten change and cash over the years.

New York's JFK International Airport accounted for the most unclaimed cash in 2019 with more than $98,000.