Woman Faces Felony for Driving With Fake License Plate Made From Cardboard in New York

March 3, 2016 Updated: March 3, 2016
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A woman in New York, is facing a felony charge for driving around with a homemade license plate.

Police in Springville said Amanda Schweickert, 28, had no license plate on the front, and had a fake license plate in the back of her vehicle, WIVB-TV reported.

In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal.
— Erie County Sheriff's Office

The plate was made from cardboard and painted to resemble a real New York plate, officials said.

“In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook. 

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

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

 

Citing officials, The Buffalo News reported that Schweickert was also driving with a suspended registration and no insurance.

She was charged with a felony count of possession of a forged instrument as well as driving with a suspended registration. She was also ticketed for three traffic infractions, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office said.

Schweickert, who is from Sardinia, was being held at the Erie County Holding Center with a $400 bond. She faces an upcoming court date at the Springville Village Court.