Lynn Granger, a spokesman for the Department of Revenue said the mistake was a vendor error. She said the height information was sent to the vendor in inches. So in Emerson’s case, 5 feet, 11 inches is 71 inches, and the vendor took the inch count and converted it into height. In this case, 71 inches was erroneously converted to 7 feet, 1, inch, KCNC reported.
State officials said the issue has been resolved and replacement cards have been mailed.