WASHINGTON, DC (CBS) – All those quarters, dimes and other coins left behind by travelers at airport security checkpoints added up to a big payday for the TSA.

A new report reveals airline passengers left behind nearly $675,000 last year.

The year before that, it was about $640,000.

A TSA spokesman says the unclaimed change is turned into the financial office.

In 2005, Congress gave the agency the power to use the money to help fund its operations.

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