Homemade License Plate Lands Western New York Woman in Jail

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NBC 4 New York

A western New York motorist was jailed after authorities say she put a homemade license plate on her car.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office says a deputy pulled over a car Wednesday after noticing it didn't have a front license plate.

Police say the vehicle's rear plate was actually a piece of cardboard painted to resemble the yellow and black version of the New York license plate.

The bogus plate had three letters and four numbers, with the words "New York" written on top and "Empire State" on the bottom.

The charges against the 28-year-old woman from the town of Sardinia include possessing a forged instrument and operating a vehicle with a suspend registration.

She's being held Friday in the county jail on $400 bail.

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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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