Sebastian Police Department Honors Dollar General Employee

Debbie Hovasse of Sebastian receives a Citizens Certificate of Appreciation award by the Sebastian Police Department.

Hovasse, who works at a Dollar General in Sebastian, has looked after customers who were almost victims of a scam.

These customers would go into Dollar General trying to purchase Google Play cards and other cards to send as payment to scammers.

During one incident, Hovasse told the customer to hang up the phone while she was talking with one of the scammers.

You can read more about it from our recent Dollar General saves woman from scam article.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.