Todd Chrisley attends the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Chrisley Knows Best star Todd Chrisley's sister-in-law Pamela has been arrested after allegedly trying to extort money from him.

Incident reports reveal that Pamela was taken into custody on Friday, March 4, and was charged with second-degree harassment and released the same day on $1,000 bail.

Todd took to Instagram to confirm the reports, stating that Pamela had been trying to make money off our family members for the past few months. According to reports obtained by Fox Carolina, 43-year-old Pamela was threatening to sell a story to a tabloid newspaper unless "hush money" was deposited into her bank account.

Arrest warrant 2016A3720500028 harassment 2nd degree. Arrest warrant 2016A3720500027 blackmail and Extortion. Folks, today is a sad day for our family , if you notice this individual shares our last name and is married to my brother Randy , Pamela has been involved in a scheme with other individuals in GA and SC to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from our family because my brother filed for divorce from her , our family has endured this harassment for many months and had to stay quite to let law enforcement from two states to do their job , today is the first day of many to come and additional charges but our family will persevere and move forward together , we are at peace now that we know who has been behind this tragic situation and ask for your prayers and support for healing at this time.

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"Folks, today is a sad day for our family, if you notice this individual shares our last name and is married to my brother Randy, Pamela has been involved in a scheme with other individuals in GA and SC to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from our family because my brother filed for divorce from her," he wrote.

"Our family has endured this harassment for many months and had to stay quite to let law enforcement from two states to do their job, today is the first day of many to come and additional charges but our family will persevere and move forward together," he added. "We are at peace now that we know who has been behind this tragic situation and ask for your prayers and support for healing at this time."

Pamela's attorney, Delane Rosemond, said her client denies any involvement in the crimes and was "stunned" when an officer came to her door with an arrest warrant.

"These salacious allegations of extortion of monies from a family that is involved in reality TV known as Chrisley Knows Best unfortunately has permeated Oconee County," Rosemond said via a statement. "As you may know the ratings for the Chrisley’s reality TV show has dropped tremendously over the last couple of viewing seasons and this is simply a ploy to increase their ratings."

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