TSA collected $765K in loose change in 2015 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TSA collected $765K in loose change in 2015

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Transportation Security Administration collected $765,759.15 in loose change at security checkpoints in 2015.

That money is money passengers accidentally leave behind at security checkpoints. In most cases it happens when passengers remove change from their pockets to go through the metal detectors.

Click here to see a breakdown of the money left at each airport.

TSA keeps the change and deposits it into a special fund account so it can be easily tracked and utilized on other projects.

TSA said the $765,000 collected in 2015 will go toward expanding the TSA Precheck expansion effort.

Click here to read the TSA report.

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