TSA officers collected over $926,000 of unclaimed funds nationwide last year

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Friday, August 21, 2020
People waiting in line at the Philadelphia International Airport.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Travelers have been leaving quite a bit of change behind at airports nationwide.

According to the Transportation Security Administration, officers collected more than $926,000 in unclaimed money at security checkpoints during the fiscal year 2019.

At the Philadelphia International Airport, $4,200 in change was collected.

All that money was deposited into a special account used for aviation security programs.