The logo on Asian taxis is supposed to stand for “asian” or “Asian-American.”
But some drivers in the Bay Area are making it seem like they’re not as Asian as they say.
A local Uber driver has been charged with using fake taxi licenses, which is a felony punishable by up to two years in prison.
The charges come after a new report found that the fake license plates are also being used to extort drivers.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a California taxi commission said last month that more than 600 drivers had been issued bogus plates, with a total of 1,000 drivers.
Drivers are now being charged with operating a vehicle without proper license plates, which can result in a felony conviction.
Some Asian taxi operators have told the LA Times that they were forced to change their license plates.
Some drivers said the plates are the easiest to change and they get to keep them.