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Woman Arrested After Driving Car With Cardboard License Plate

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Police arrested a woman just outside Buffalo, N.Y., on Wednesday for driving around with a painted cardboard version of a New York state license plate on the back of her car.

Authorities pulled over Amanda Schweickert, 28, of Sardinia, N.Y. when they noticed her vehicle did not have a front license plate. She had also been driving without insurance and a “suspended registration,” the Erie County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to a statement on the department’s Facebook page:

Deputy Flowers arrested the driver and charged her with a felony count of possessing a forged instrument, a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle with a suspend registration and three vehicle and traffic infractions. Schweickert is housed at the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $400.00 bail and has a pending court appearance at the Springville Village Court.

Another view of the cardboard plate seized by the cops:

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