NY woman arrested for making own license plate

Posted at 5:22 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 04:45:44-05

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Sardinia woman is facing several charges after Erie County Sheriff's deputies discovered her hand crafted license plate during a traffic stop.

A deputy pulled over Amanda Schweickert, 28, in the western New York town of Springville Wednesday morning after the officer noticed that Schweickert's license plate just didn't look right.

According to the Erie County Sherif's Office, Schweickert's license plate had been fashioned from cardboard and then painted to look like a legit plate.

Schwieckert was also driving a car with a suspended registration and without insurance.

The 28-year-old has been charged with a felony count of possessing a forged instrument, a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration and three vehicle and traffic infractions.

Schweickert being held at the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $400 bail.

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

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


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