Woman busted driving around with homemade license plate

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Sunday, March 6, 2016
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Woman accused of driving with homemade cardboard license plate

BUFFALO, NY -- A New York woman who was reportedly driving around with a cardboard license plate wasn't fooling the cops.

Deputies with the Erie County Sheriff's Office pulled over Amanda Schweickert, 28, on Wednesday for driving without a front license plate and one on the back that was clearly a fake.

Once they had her stopped, deputies discovered Schweickert was operating the vehicle with a suspended registration and no insurance.

Schweickert was arrested and charged with possessing a forged instrument, which is a felony. She's also facing a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration and three vehicle and traffic infractions.

The fake plate was taken into evidence.

Bail has been set at $400.