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Hot Tip: Do-It-Yourself Cardboard Painted License Plates Will Always Put You Behind Bars

Upstate New York may be home to our generation’s greatest forger.

Just look at the craftsmanship of this DIY cardboard license plate, which 28-year-old Amanda Schweickert firmly affixed onto her vehicle in Springville, New York this week. Local law enforcement however was on to this regular Danny Ocean mastermind, who somehow spotted the differences between Schweickert’s handiwork and the real deal. Can YOU spot the difference?Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 9.39.03 AM

It’s tough, I know, but for those of you practicing for your Quantico entrance exam, the ABOVE image is the forgery, and the bottom is a legitimate version of an official New York State license plate.

A deputy in Erie County pulled over Schweickert Wednesday morning after using his super sleuth detective skills to determine, somehow, that her license plates were not in fact authentic.

Maybe it had to do with the fact that Schweickert’s rendition looked like a stoned child was let loose onto a piece of misshapen cardboard with finger paints.

In any case, the woman was driving with a suspended registration and no insurance at the time of her arrest. She is being held on $400 bail. According to WPTV, “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.”

[image via Eerie Country Sheriff’s Office public Facebook page]
[h/t WPTV]

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