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TSA Takes About $400,000 In Forgotten Coins At Checkpoints

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Finders Keepers

Wouldn't it be nice to be checking you couch for laundry money and you find almost a half a million dollars in loose change??

Well that's basically what the TSA does. Except, instead of finding change they've left in their own couch, they find the money YOU accidentally leave behind!

In 2010, it was $409,085.56. That's $376,480.39 in dollar coins, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies, plus foreign currency worth $32,605.17.

So what do they do with all that coin?

They keep it.

Understandably, some people have a problem with this:

"Allowing TSA to keep unclaimed taxpayer money for any and all purposes is an egregious breach of its duty to the public that it serves."

Hmmm, what else can be done with the money, then? Perhaps it could be donated or something??

Also, how much of that loose change come from LiLo?? HA!

What do U think they should do??

[Image via AP Images.]

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3 comments to “TSA Takes About $400,000 In Forgotten Coins At Checkpoints”



  1. 1

    how about putting it towards our debt



  2. 2

    What's weird is before I read that you suggested they donate it, My BF said that would give 40 struggling familie's 10,00.00 dollars, and who loves loose change more than the homeless?



  3. 3

    Besides, how would someone go in to claim their "lost loot"? "Oh sorry, i must have lost my fortune on my trip last week. i think it's stuck in the cushions." Yea, give it to charity. what better PR is that?