Chief scientist faces another fraud charge

Suspended Queensland chief scientist Suzanne Miller is facing a further charge of fraud after being accused of spending more than $14,000 of the state government's money for her own use.

The Crime and Corruption Commission did not name Ms Miller but said it was the same person who was arrested in July 2017 and given a 'notice to appear' in December 2017 in relation to other fraud offences.

Ms Miller, 53, was suspended on full pay in July and is facing more than 30 counts of fraud after using a corporate credit card to buy more than $30,000 worth of items including a scooter, cameras, a high-pressure cleaner and a drone.

In the Brisbane Magistrates Court in April, prosecutors said they had requested materials from the UK to support their case against Ms Miller who has been accused of going on a shopping spree.

The matter was adjourned.

Ms Miller was appointed to the role of chief scientist in December 2016 and is the first woman to hold the post.

She draws a salary of more than $400,000 a year in her dual roles as chief scientist and CEO of Queensland Museums.