Cardboard License Plate Doesn't Fool NY Cops

Twentysomething driver is now in trouble
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2016 1:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Just a heads-up: Authorities in Springville, NY, do not accept license plates made of cardboard. Erie County sheriff's deputies say they spotted a woman driving 35 miles south of Buffalo on Wednesday without a front license plate, reports WIVB. On the back of her vehicle was a rectangle, painted blue and yellow just like many of the official state license plates. This one, however, was made of cardboard.

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A photo of the, um, custom plate was uploaded to Facebook and shared more than 2,000 times. One user suggests the driver should have gotten "bonus points for creativity," but no such luck. Authorities tell WKBW that Amanda Schweickert, 28, is charged with a felony count of possessing a forged instrument, a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, and three other vehicle and traffic offenses. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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