A report released by the Transportation Security Administration says airline passengers left behind nearly $675,000 in loose change last year, and most of it eventually went into the TSA’s account. In 2005, Congress gave the agency the ability to use forgotten money to help fund security operations. Every year the amount of money left behind keeps going up. Last year’s total was up 76% from the $383,000 they collected in 2008. A TSA spokesperson said the agency attempts to reunite passengers with the things they leave behind at checkpoints, but if it is not claimed, loose change is documented and turned in to the TSA’s financial office.--Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
TSA gets to keep $675,000 left behind by travelers, By Melanie Hicken, http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/06/news/tsa-loose-change/index.html?iid=HP_LN, Accessed April 7, 2015
Deuteronomy 22:1-3 (HCSB) “If you see your brother’s ox or sheep straying, you must not ignore it; make sure you return it to your brother. (2) If your brother does not live near you or you don’t know him, you are to bring the animal to your home to remain with you until your brother comes looking for it; then you can return it to him. (3) Do the same for his donkey, his garment, or anything your brother has lost and you have found. You must not ignore ⌊it⌋.