Ex-Safe Harbor executive director house searched

(WFLX) - Sergeant Scott Pascarella of the Jupiter Police Department confirms that a search warrant is being executed at the home of Kay-Lynette Roca at 285 Golfview Drive in Tequesta, as part of an "ongoing criminal investigation".

Jupiter police expect to be on the scene for at least a few more hours.

Roca was one of at least five employees at Safe Harbor animal shelter that were recently fired.

Roca had been serving as Executive Director of the facility for years.

When asked if she ever failed to follow regulations when spending donation dollars, Roca said, "No. Anything that I do, I do through my board of directors. "You don't get to where I've been in 28 years doing things underhandedly or secretly."

The facility has had financial hardships in the recent past.
According to Safe Harbor's tax records, the shelter ran a $184,000 deficit in the last filing year.

Safe Harbor also received one star out of four when it comes to financial transparency.

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