RMV vendor says 53,000 driver’s licenses, IDs need to be replaced
Replacement cards coming next week; problem blamed on ‘printer anomaly”
A VENDOR of the Registry of Motor Vehicles said it printed 53,680 driver’s licenses and identification cards incorrectly over the last couple months and starting Monday will begin mailing replacement cards to the individuals affected.
State officials late Friday afternoon released a statement put out by the vendor, a company called IDEMIA, which blamed the problem on “an anomaly with a single printer.”
“Those who receive replacement cards are instructed to destroy their old card. No other action is required. There are no impacts to any license holder’s driving record,” the statement said.
Christopher Doherty, a spokesman for IDEMIA, said the company notified the Registry about the problem on May 25. He declined to go into detail about what specifically was wrong with the driver’s license and identification cards.
IDEMIA, headquartered in France, provides identity-related security services to private companies and governments.