Thousands in pocket change left at Va. airport checkpoints

TSA PICRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Federal authorities say travelers left behind a chunk of pocket change at Virginia airports last year. An annual report by the Transportation Security Administration shows more than $33,000 in coins went unclaimed at airport checkpoints in the state in fiscal 2014. The TSA is responsible for screening airline passengers. Typically the money is left in bins where travelers place belongings during screenings. The TSA suggests travelers store loose change in carry-on bags. Travelers departing Washington Dulles International Airport left about $22,0 behind, the eighth highest amount in the country. Nearly $9,600 was left at checkpoints at Reagan National Airport, and nearly $1,200 was forgotten at airports in Richmond, Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Roanoke. The TSA says an additional $563 was left behind at checkpoints at the Norfolk and Newport News-Williamsburg airports.

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