NY State had a glitch in their Motor Vehicle system for a while. If you got a moving violation, you would plead guilty, and overpay it by $5. They would send you back a check for $5, but you don’t cash it. They would not apply points to your license until the case was fully adjudicated.
If you waited until a year passed, and then cashed it, those points would roll off, so you would never actually have any points showing on your license.