Springville, New York: Woman Arrested For Driving With Fake License Plate

Springville, New York: Woman Arrested For Driving With Fake License Plate

A Western New York woman has been arrested after driving with a fake license plate made out of cardboard.


13 WHAM reports Amanda Schweickert, 28, was stopped by police in Springville, N.Y., about 35 miles south of Buffalo, on Wednesday. Deputies noticed there was no front license plate and said the rear license plate looked unusual.

It turns out the license plate was a homemade imitation, with yellow and blue paint designed to look like an official New York plate.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office posted pictures of the fake plate on Facebook, letting New Yorkers know “homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal.”

According to WKBW, Schweickert was also driving a car with suspended registration and no insurance. She was 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 offenses.

Schweickert, of Springville, is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center on $400 bail.

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