Don't forget to collect your items once through airport security checkpoints. The TSA is cashing in on all those coins that passengers have left behind, and they have over $400,000 to show for it.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady reports:

It's the airport security equivalent of digging through the couch cushions: (change jingling) loose change, left behind at security checkpoints.


The TSA out with a breakdown of unclaimed money, which Congress gave it approval to spend on airport security.

For the fiscal year 2010 alone, more than $409,000. The biggest chunk of change coming from New York's JFK Airport: nearly $47,000.  The next highest: LAX , topping $19,000.

The TSA says it does make every effort to reunite passengers with items left at checkpoints.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio (MUSIC)