Woman arrested for driving with fake New York license plate

A western New York woman was arrested Wednesday after state police spotted her driving a vehicle with fake license plate on the back of her car and decided to pull her over.

Amanda Schweickert, 28, of Sardinia, painted a piece of cardboard yellow and blue to make it look like she was driving with an official New York state license plate, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office said.

Schweickert was driving on a suspended registration and no insurance, according to the Buffalo News. She was charged with a felony count of possession of a forged instrument, driving with a suspended registration and ticketed for three traffic infractions, the sheriff’s office said.

Operating a vehicle with a suspended registration is a misdemeanor offense, according to 13-WHAM.

In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal.

Posted by Erie County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 3, 2016

She was being held at the Erie County Holding Center on $400 bail as of Thursday afternoon. She will make an appearance in Springville Village Court, according to the Buffalo News.

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