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Gov. Palin's sister-in-law arrested

WASILLA, Alaska, April 3 (UPI) -- A woman identified as a sister-in-law of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a home this week to steal money, police said.

Diana Palin, 35, the half-sister of Gov. Palin's husband, Todd Palin, was arrested Thursday, the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reported Friday. Police said Diana Palin broke into a Wasilla, Alaska, home twice -- stealing $400 Tuesday and returning Thursday.

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The report did not say whether anything was taken in the second alleged break-in.

Diana Palin faces a felony first-degree burglary charge as well as misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and theft, police said. She was being held Friday in lieu of $10,000 bail and was awaiting court approval of a third-party custodian, the newspaper said.

Her husband, Scott McLean, said Friday his wife was a stay-at-home mom to the couple's two young children, and he did not know why she might have done what she is accused of doing. McLean told the Daily News police called him Thursday morning and asked him to come pick up the couple's 4-year-old daughter.

Todd Palin declined comment, the newspaper said.

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