This past Wednesday, a New York woman named Amanda Schweickert created a ridiculously dreadful cardboard license plate in an apparent attempt to fool the authorities. It did not work, because it looked like this: 

Question: what could make this cardboard license plate less convincing?
Question: what could make this cardboard license plate less convincing?
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Answer: the back of this cardboard license plate.
Answer: the back of this cardboard license plate.

The sheriff who pulled her over presumably noticed the fake plate immediately, also noting that she didn’t have a front license plate at all. Even worse for the lady, she was driving with a suspended license and no insurance. Not even cardboard versions.

According to NY Daily News, “The Sardinia resident was charged with one felony count of possession of a forged instrument, a misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license and three other traffic infractions.”

Said the Sheriff's Office: "In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal.​"

Posted by Erie County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 3, 2016
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