Woman hit with felony after fashioning NY license plate out of cardboard: police

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SYRACUSE – An upstate New York woman's attempt to bypass the DMV by making her own license plate out of cardboard now faces a slew of charges, according to authorities.

An Erie County Sheriff Deputy spotted the illegal plate after pulling over 28-year-old Amanda Schweickert in Springville, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

"In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal," the post read.  "The homemade plate was seized and placed into evidence."

Schweickert, who had no license plate in the front and the cardboard cut-out affixed to the rear fender, was also driving with a suspended registration and no insurance, according to officials.

She now faces 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.