Chief scientist on fraud count
QUEENSLAND’S chief scientist has been stood aside after being charged with fraud over a $ 45,000 private health insurance claim.
Scottish- born Professor Suzanne Miller is being investigated by the Crime and Corruption Commission and has been ordered to surrender her UK and Australian passports.
Police allege the 52- yearold dishonestly gained private health insurance as an employee of the Queensland Museum between February 2014 and July 2017. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Miller, also the museum’s CEO, had been stood aside while the matter was dealt with.
“I was shocked, just like anyone else, but ( the allegations) now need to run their natural course through the justice system,” she said.
Miller has been bailed and is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 8. Under bail conditions, she is not allowed to attend the Queensland Museum.