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NY woman busted with cardboard license plate

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 15:56:22-05

BUFFALO, NY -- A New York woman is facing charges after she was caught using an imitation New York license plate made from cardboard.

According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Amanda Schweickert was driving with the fake license plate Wednesday morning when she was spotted by a sheriff's deputy.

Schweickert was operating the vehicle with a suspended registration and without insurance. The deputy arrested her and charged her with a felony county of possessing a forged instrument, a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, and three vehicle and traffic infractions.

The woman is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $400 bail. She has a court appearance pending.

"In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal," the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post.

HOMEMADE LICENSE PLATE RESULTS IN FELONY ARRESTBuffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest...

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