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Woman Allegedly Tries To Pass Off Homemade Cardboard License Plate As Real

Seriously, don't try this at home. Ever.
A New York woman was caught driving with this homemade license plate on the back of her vehicle. 
A New York woman was caught driving with this homemade license plate on the back of her vehicle. 

There are some DIY projects that you should never, ever attempt to make yourself -- and license plates definitely fall under that category. 

A New York woman who got a little too confident in her crafting skills faces felony charges after she was caught allegedly driving with a homemade cardboard license plate, according to WIVB.

Erie County Police pulled over 28-year-old Amanda Schweickert on Wednesday morning after they noticed what looked like a preschooler's art project on the back of her vehicle where her New York state license plate should be. 

Amanda Schweickert faces charges for allegedly driving with the fake, homemade cardboard license plate.
Amanda Schweickert faces charges for allegedly driving with the fake, homemade cardboard license plate.

Schweickert was charged with one felony count of possessing a forged instrument, according to ABC affiliate WHAM13. She was also accused of driving with a suspended registration and faces three vehicle and traffic offenses.

The Erie County Sheriff's office posted a friendly reminder on their Facebook page to never, ever try this at home:

In case you are wondering, homemade cardboard license plates are NOT legal.

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

Needless to say, cardboard and magic markers will never be enough make a convincing license plate, no matter how crafty you are. But next time, maybe add a little glitter. That should do the trick.  

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