Woman accused of crafting her own license plate

Posted at 12:43 PM, Mar 03, 2016

A Sardinia woman is facing several charges after Erie County Sheriff's deputies discovered her hand crafted license plate during a traffic stop.

A deputy pulled over Amanda Schweickert, 28, on North St. in Springville, Wednesday morning after the officer noticed that Schweickert's license plate just didn't look right.

According to the Erie County Sherif's Office, Schweickert's license plate had been fashioned from cardboard and then painted to look like a legit plate.

Schwieckert was also driving a car with a suspended registration and without insurance.

The 28-year-old has been charged with 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. 

Schweickert being held at the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $400 bail.