My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Oregon
I'm an employee at a large retail company and found out a loophole in our website that pretty much allowed me to buy whatever I wanted for $20 by using my discount on gift cards and then using those discounted cards to buy more cards. Naturally, I made good use of this (think around $2000 worth of items), and, naturally, I got a call from HR two weeks later demanding that I return the items or I would face prosecution for theft. He explicitly used the word "glitch" in describing that the website wasn't supposed to let people pay for gift cards with gift cards, and that he contacted IT to fix the loophole.
These items were shipped and delivered to me, and my question is: do I have a legal right to keep the items because I used a legitimate function of the website that happened to be a price glitch and the items have already been delivered/does the company have grounds to prosecute me for theft because of exploiting a glitch online and they didn't cancel the orders before they were shipped?
And one quick follow up question: how much of a difference would it make if the employee discount policy stated that employees could not use their own discounted gift cards as a payment method? Since the website allowed me to do so, would that still fall under a "glitch" or would the company still have grounds to take legal action against me even if they couldn't for not returning the items?