I know someone who is applying for University, he got a very academic friend of his to write her a 'reference' example of a personal statement, but in the end, I found out that he actually copied and pasted the whole personal statement from his friend.
I have been told that this is actually fraud.
The whole personal statement is indeed no written by him yes. It is not his work and when he applied he signed a declaration that it has to be his own true work.
No he hasn't what he has done is took another person's work, copied it and claims to be his in order to gain an unfair advantage over other applicants.
He is not at university yet, he is applying for university.