- Associated Press - Friday, January 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says nearly 300 former Allcare Dental & Dentures patients have received partial or total refunds from the state’s Consumer Protection Assistance Fund.

The dental chain abruptly closed its offices in 13 states in 2011. It had offices in Indiana in Avon, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Mishawaka and Muncie.

Zoeller says 294 consumers who filed complaints with the attorney general’s office and submitted a claim form have received payments averaging nearly $1,850.

Zoeller received a consent judgment against Allcare last year, but the company declared bankruptcy and consumer restitution was not paid. Zoeller says the average loss per person was about $2,100. He says while the most anyone lost was $9,125, the most the fund pays is $3,000.