BALTIMORE — The TSA is reminding travelers to collect all their belongings after going through security at airports, because last fiscal year agents recovered more than $900,000 cash left behind.
Out of the $926,030.44 found, $18,899.09 was in foreign bills.
The money was made up of loose change and paper bills passengers removed from their pockets prior to being screened.
TSA has recovered nearly $1.9 million in lost money over the last two years.
To avoid losing money in the future, TSA recommends travelers place it in their carry-on bags so they will not accidentally leave anything behind in a bin.
Below is a breakdown of the five airports where passengers left the most money behind.
1. John F. Kennedy International Airport - $98,110
2. San Francisco International Airport - $52,668.70
3. Miami International Airport - $47,694.03
4. McCarran International Airport - $44,401.76
5. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - $40,218.19
The unclaimed money has been deposited into a special account for critical aviation security programs.
If you think you lost a wallet or any item at a TSA security checkpoint, call their lost and found office.